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 (Elves Hall), born in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony (now 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 theater (Rose-Marie) and film score composer (The Wizard of Oz; Mutiny on the Bounty; A Night at the Opera), 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 song lyricist (“Sweet and Lovely”; “It’s a Lonesome Old Town”; “Sail Along, Silv’ry Moon”), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1899 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter ("You Are My Sunshine"), born in Quitman, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1899 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny; Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia) (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Alice Tully, American singer and arts 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 Alan Bergman American Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning lyricist, with wife Marilyn ("The Way We Were"; "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"; "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 (Für Alina; Fratres; Spiegel im Spiegel), born in Paide, Järva County, Estonia
  • 1937 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Charles Patrick, American do-wop singer and songwriter (The Monotones- "The Book of Love"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy; A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Mickey Hart [Hartman], American drummer and percussionist (Grateful Dead, 1967-71 & 1974-96; Planet Drum: Rhythm Devils), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Paul Riser, American session trombonist and musical arranger (Motown's "Funk Brothers"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water; Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1946 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams - "Kind of a Drag"), 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 [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1953 Renée Geyer, Australian singer ("It's A Man's Man's World"; "Stares and Whispers"), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1953 Tommy Shaw, American rock guitarist, and singer (Styx - "Come Sail Away"; Damn Yankees), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 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"; "My Ever Changing Moods"), 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 (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure; The Powerpuff Girls - "Buttercup"), and pop singer ("Say It, Say It"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Victor Wooten, American Grammy Award-winning jazz-fusion, funk, and bluegrass bass guitarist and producer (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones), born in Mountain Home, Idaho
  • 1965 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play; 18), born in Harlem, New York City

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1967 American pop and jazz singer and pianist (We Are in Love; When Harry Met Sally), actor (Will & Grace), and TV Personality (American Idol, 2013), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968 Kay Hanley, American singer-songwriter (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Gidget Gein [Bradley Stewart], American rock uitarist and bass player (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 - "Bitter Sweet Symphony"), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • 1975 Mark Klepaski, American bass guitarist (Breaking Benjamin), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician ("Let's Get Physical"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1977 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay - "Clocks"; "Viva La Vida"), born in London, England
  • 1977 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper ("Stand Up"; "Act A Fool"), and actor (The Ride; Fast and Furious franchise), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1978 Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter ("Cigarettes Will Kill You"; "Love Me Like the World Is Ending"), 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
  • 1991 Kygo [Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll] Norwegian DJ and music producer (I See Fire remix), born in Singapore