Birthdays in Music on October 9

  • 1626 John Ferrabosco, composer
  • 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, composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1905 May Moxon, dance producer
  • 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
  • 1922 Raymond Wilding-White, composer
  • 1923 Ronald Tremain, composer
  • 1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • 1937 Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1939 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer

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, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • 1944 Nona Hendryx, R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
  • 1945 Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • 1945 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1948 Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1948 Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

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, American musician (Ministry)
  • 1969 P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • 1973 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
  • 1973 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1978 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1979 Alex Greenwald, American musician(Phantom Planet), actor, model
  • 1981 Peter Hill, British Music Photographer
  • 1984 Ghetto, British musician