On This Day

Musicians Born on September 11

  • 1614 Philipp Buchner, German composer, born in Wertheim am Main, Germany (d. 1669)
  • 1711 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779) baptized date
  • 1753 Friedrich August Baumbach, German composer, born in Gotha, Germany (d. 1813)
  • 1764 Valentino Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1837)
  • 1786 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1807 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1844 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1865 Alfred Hollins, British composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire (d. 1942)
  • 1874 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1946)
  • 1885 Herbert Stothart, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
  • 1890 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1899 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny, Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1971)

  • 1899 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), born in Quitman, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Jack Fascinato, American pianist and orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie), born in Bevier, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Ashley Heenan, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1935 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • 1937 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Charles Patrick, American rocker (The Monotones)
  • 1940 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1943 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1946 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Gerry Conway, British drummer and percussionist (Cat Stevens; Fairport Convention), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
  • 1948 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)

  • 1953 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1953 Renée Geyer, Australian singer (It's A Man's Man's World, Stares and Whispers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1955 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
  • 1957 Jon Moss, English rock drummer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Wandsworth, South London
  • 1958 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're The Best Thing), born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1960 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F-111), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • 1961 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Victor Wooten, American bass guitarist, born in Mountain Home, Idaho
  • 1965 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York

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1967 Harry Connick Jr, American singer (We Are in Love) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968 Kay Hanley, American musician (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Hollywood, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1970 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Ted Leo, American musician (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1971 Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • 1975 Mark Klepaski, American musician, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician (Let's Get Physical), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1977 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1977 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay), born in London, England
  • 1978 Ben Lee, Australian musician and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 Charles Kelley, American country singer and songwriter (Lady A), born in Augusta, Georgia