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)
  • 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], 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 singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York

Person of interestBarry White

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

Singer Barry White
Singer
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, Argentine tenor, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America-Daisy Jane), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British musician (League of Gentlemen)
  • 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
  • 1961 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer, born in Mosul, Iraq
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American musician (Fishbone)
  • 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 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
  • 1977 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, South Wales
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer (I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil), born in Thessaloniki, Greece

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 (Ultimate High), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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