Birthdays in Music on October 9

  • 1626 John Ferrabosco, composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1682)
  • 1727 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
  • 1760 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, born in Béziers, France (d. 1825)
  • 1766 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1863 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1869 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1890 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1890 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
  • 1904 Carl Parrish, American composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1905 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1914 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)

  • 1919 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, born in Feilding, New Zealand (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjaví, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Pat Burke, British rocker (Foundations), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1939 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn (d. 2010)

Person of interestJohn Lennon

1940 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1941 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • 1944 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945 Jeannie C. Riley, American singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945 Taiguara, Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1948 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1948 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1948 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1958 Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American musician (Ministry), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1969 P.J. Harvey, English musician, singer and songwriter, born in Bridport, Dorset, England
  • 1973 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1973 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • 1978 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979 Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Ghetts [Justin Clarke], British musician, born in Plaistow, East London, England