Birthdays in Music on March 9

  • 1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1737 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1781)
  • 1810 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1886)
  • 1826 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1839 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • 1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1850 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1906)
  • 1856 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • 1908 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1910 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1911 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician composer, born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)

  • 1924 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Colombia
  • 1928 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1933 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer (Just Because), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • 1933 W. Francis McBeth, American composer, born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1938 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • 1942 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1942 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (the Standells, the Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1944 Trevor Burton, English guitarist and rocker (The Move), born in Aston, Birmingham
  • 1944 Gary Leeds, American rocker (Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1945 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • 1946 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1948 Jeffrey Osborne, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • 1949 Kalevi Aho, Finnish composer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • 1949 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer, born in Hamina, Finland
  • 1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • 1955 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1958 Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart), born in Stretford, Lancashire
  • 1966 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1968 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1979 Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1983 Maite Perroni [Beorlegui], Mexican actress and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City
  • 1987 Lil' Bow Wow [Shad Gregory Moss], American rapper and actor (Beware of Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1993 Suga [Min Yoon-gi], Korean rapper and songwriter (BTS), born in Daegu, South Korea