Birthdays in Music on September 12

  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1768 Benjamin Carr, American composer, 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 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 Gavril Nikolayevich 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 singer (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)
  • 1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, American composer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1930 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1931 George Jones, American country singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Judy Clay [Guions], 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, composer
  • 1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
  • 1942 Tom├ęs Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1943 Maria Muldaur, singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York

Person of interestBarry White

1944 Barry White, singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Barry White
  • 1945 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1956 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • 1961 Mylene Farmer, french singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American musician
  • 1966 Ben Folds, American musician
  • 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)
  • 1974 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
  • 1976 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1977 James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • 1977 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • 1977 Jeff Irwin, American musician, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)

Person of interestJennifer Hudson

1981 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 1983 Carly Smithson, Irish singer
  • 1986 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer