Musicians Born on September 12

  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1768 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel; Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1887 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer ("Thank Heaven For Little Girls"), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Adolph Weiss, American bassoonist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • 1898 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Gavriil Popov, Soviet Russian composer, born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1915 Billy Daniels, African-American jazz singer ("That Old Black Magic") and television pioneer (The Billy Daniels Show), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1931 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Edward Wistenberg, Dutch concert harpist and pedagogue, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1938 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Phillip Ramey, American composer, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany
  • 1942 Tomés Marco, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1943 Maria Muldaur, American folk-blues-pop singer ("Midnight at the Oasis"), born in Greenwich Village, New York

Barry WhiteBarry White (1944-2003)

American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas

  • 1944 Colin Young, Barbadian-British singer (The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Barbados, West Indies
  • 1945 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer ("Dear Mrs Applebee"), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1945 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d. 2009)
  • 1948 Luis Lima, Argentinian operatic tenor, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat; Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (America - "Sister Golden Hair"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom"), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London
  • 1956 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • 1959 Peter Anthony Togni, Canadian pianist, organist, composer (Responsio), and radio broadcaster, born in Pembroke, Ontario
  • 1961 Kadim Al Sahir, Iraqi singer-songwriter (Ana Wa Laila - Me and Laila), born in Mosul, Iraq
  • 1961 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune) and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • 1966 Ben Folds, American singer and songwriter (Ben Folds Five), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1968 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus - "Frizzle Fry"), born in Richmond, California
  • 1970 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One), born in Maryland
  • 1974 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer (Sugarland), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • 1976 Bizzy Bone [Bryon Anthony McCane], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1977 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • 1977 Idan Raichel, Israeli singer-songwriter, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • 1977 James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • 1977 Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, South Wales
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer (American Idol, I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil), born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson (41 years old)

1981 American Academy and Grammy Award-winning actress (Dreamgirls; Respect) and singer ("And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1983 Carly Smithson, Irish singer (Ultimate High), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1985 Champian Fulton, American jazz pianist and singer (Birdsong), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1986 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1988 Aaron Sidwell, English actor and singer, born in Maidstone, Kent, England
  • 1994 RM [Kim Nam-joon], South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Ilsan, South Korea