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)
  • 1885 (Theodora) "Dora" Pejačević, Croatian countess and composer (Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op. 41), born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1923)
  • 1889 Vilém Petrželka, 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, Dutch composer (Hooglied -Song of Songs), conductor, and pedagogue, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Raymond Scott [Harry Warnow], American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 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)
  • 1924 Hans Olof “Putte” Wickman, Swedish jazz clarinetist, born in Falun, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, American 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 rock percussionist (Mothers Of Invention; Captain Beefheart's Magic Band), and chiropractor, born in Athens, Ohio
  • 1939 Cynthia Lennon (née Powell), first wife of Beatle John Lennon (1962-68), and mother of singer, photographer, activist Julian Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Elisabeth Chojnacka, Polish harpsichordist, with works dedicated to her by over 80 composers, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Dave Burrell, American jazz pianist (Archie Shepp; Marion Brown; Pharoah Sanders), born in Middleton, Ohio
  • 1940 Roy Ayers, American disco jazz artist ("Fever"; "You Send Me"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Danny Hutton, Irish-American rock vocalist (Three Dog Night - "One"; "Joy To The World"; "Black And White"), born in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland
  • 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"; "Chico And The Man"), born in Lares, Puerto Rico
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow, English drummer (Jethro Tull, 1971-80 - "Skating Away"; "Bungle In the Jungle"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949 Rick Rosas, American session and touring bassist (Neil Young; Joe Walsh; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in East Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 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, 1970-81), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer (Mr Mister - "Broken Wings"; King Crimson, 1994-present), 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 Carol Decker, British rock singer (T'Pau - "China In Your Hand"), born in Huyton, Merseyside, England
  • 1957 Siobhan Fahey, Irish rock singer and musician (Bananarama - "Venus"; Shakespears Sister - "Stay"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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
  • 1966 Robin Goodridge, British drummer (Bush, 1994-2019 -"Glycerine"), born in Crawley, England
  • 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 (All My Children), and singer, born in Renton, Washington
  • 1980 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey

Misty Copeland

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

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