Birthdays in Music on September 11

  • 1614 Philipp Buchner, composer
  • 1753 Friedrich August Baumbach, composer
  • 1764 Valentino Fioravanti, composer
  • 1786 Friedrich Kuhlau, composer
  • 1807 Ignaz Lachner, composer
  • 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
  • 1874 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer
  • 1876 Alfonso Broqua, composer
  • 1885 Herbert Stothart, composer
  • 1890 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Harry Tobias, songwriter
  • 1899 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny, Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • 1902 Alice Tully, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York
  • 1911 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Jack Fascinato, Bevier Mo, pianist/orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie)
  • 1925 Ashley Heenan, composer
  • 1925 Harry Stuart Somers, composer
  • 1934 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • 1935 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • 1937 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • 1938 Charles Patrick, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1940 Bernie Dwyer, rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943 Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1945 Leo Kottke, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1946 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1953 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx)
  • 1957 Jon Moss, rock drummerer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • 1958 Mick Talbot, rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're the Best Thing)
  • 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 musician
  • 1965 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York

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

  • 1968 Kay Hanley, American musician
  • 1969 Gidget Gein, American musician
  • 1970 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • 1970 Ted Leo, American musician
  • 1971 Richard Ashcroft, British singer
  • 1975 Mark Klepaski, American musician
  • 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 singer