On This Day

Musicians Born on September 10

  • 1585 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer, born in Bologna (d. 1630)
  • 1588 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, born in London (d. 1666)
  • 1659 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Dido & Aeneas), born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)
  • 1714 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, born in Aversa, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1774)
  • 1751 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Cento, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1779 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, Italian-French composer, born in Paris (d. 1850)
  • 1823 Adolf von Doss, German composer, born in Pfarrkirchen, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1836 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), born in Bernsheim, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1866 Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1914)
  • 1869 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1875 Paul Scheinpflug, German composer, born in Loschwitz, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1889 Vilem Petrzelka, Czech composer, born in Brno, Movravia (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1981)
  • 1897 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 
  • 1906 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1908 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1914 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)
  • 1934 Larry Sitsky, Australian composer, born in Tianjin. China
  • 1934 Vassil Kazandjiev, Bulgarian composer, born in Rousse
  • 1937 Paul Martin Palombo, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1939 Artie Tripp, American rocker (Mothers Of Invention), born in Athens, Ohio
  • 1939 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Elisabeth Chojnacka, Polish harpsichordist, with works dedicated to her by over 80 composers, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Roy Ayers, American disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1943 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble), born on Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Thomas Allen, British operatic baritone singer, born in Seaham Harbour, England
  • 1945 José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light My Fire; Feliz Navidad), born in Lares, Puerto Rico
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow, English drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1950 Don Powell, English rock drummer (Slade), born in Bilston, England
  • 1950 Joe Perry, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Peter Tolson, English rock guitarist (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer (Mr Mister: King Crimson), born in Chico, California
  • 1956 Johnny Fingers [John Moylett], Irish rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956 Johnny Hickman, American rock guitarist (Cracker), born in Redlands, California
  • 1957 Siobhan Fahey, Irish rock singer and musician (Bananarama - "Venus"; Shakespears Sister - "Stay"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Carol Decker, British rock singer (T'Pau - "China In Your Hand"), born in Huyton, Merseyside, England
  • 1960 David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1963 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and drummer (The Descendants), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968 Big Daddy Kane [Antonio Hardy], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Paula Kelley, American pop-rock musician and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Jacob Young, American actor and singer (All My Children), born in Renton, Washington
  • 1980 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey

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1982 Misty Copeland, American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

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  • 1984 Matthew Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1986 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol singer, model and actor, born in Habikino, Japan