Musicians Born on September 13

  • 1551 Pandolfo Zallamella, Italian composer (Ingrediente Domino), born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1590)
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, Roman Baroque composer, born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1682 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1755)
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, American composer, born in Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway (d. 1942)

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1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer (Verklärte Nacht - Transfigured Night; 2nd Quartet), and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

  • 1882 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Frank "Big Boy" Goudie, American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, and upholsterer, born in Youngsville, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1908 (Leon) "Chu" Berry, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist (Fletcher Henderson; Cab Calloway), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1941)
  • 1908 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Leith Stevens, American pianist, composer and conductor of scores for radio (Suspense), film (The Wild Ones; War of the Worlds), and television (Climax!), born in Mount Moriah, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (State Fair; Real Life; Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jón Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer and musicologist, born in Gilsárteigur, Iceland (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Ray Charles, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American jazz singer, known as 'The Velvet Fog' and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian operatic basso singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Bronius Kutavičius, Lithuanian composer (The Gates of Jerusalem; Lokys) and teacher (Čiurlionis School of Art, 1975-2000), born in Molainiai, Lithuania (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Elaine Delmar (neé Hutchinson), British jazz and cabaret singer and stage actress, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England [some sources cite birthday as 9/01]
  • 1939 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers; Marvin Gaye; Whitney Houston), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch pop singer (Fouryo's - "Dance With Me One More Time"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1942 Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)
  • 1944 Les Harvey, Scottish rock guitarist (Stone The Crows), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1972)
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, American rock bassist, lead singer, and songwriter (Chicago, 1967-85 - "25 or 6 to 4" ;"If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Alain Louvier, French contemporary classical composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1949 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1952 Don Was [Fagenson], American singer, bass player (Was (Not Was) - "Walk The Dinosaur"), record producer (Bonnie Raitt; B-52s; Bob Dylan; Ringo Starr; Rolling Stones), record label executive (Blue Note); and documentary film maker (I Just Wasn't Made for These Times), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People (Cowboy) -"Y.M.C.A."), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1954 Denis "Den" Hegarty, Irish doo-wop singer (The Darts - "The Boy From New York City"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1954 Steve Kilbey, English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player (The Church), born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 1954 Teddy Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American jazz, avant-garde, and improvisational guitarist, banjolele player ("Today On Earth"), and educator (New England Conservatory), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1956 (Joan) "Joni" Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1956 David Mansfield, American session and touring fiddler, guitarist, mandolin player (Bob Dylan; The Alpha Band; Buce Hornsby and The Range), and film score composer, born in Leonia, New Jersey
  • 1957 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Dave Mustaine, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Metallica, 1981-83; Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1965 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer (Oasis; The Who), son of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in London, England
  • 1967 Stephen Perkins, American drummer and percussionist (Jane's Addiction; Porno for Pyros), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth; Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 John Roderick, American indie-rock musician, singer-songwriter (The Long Winters),and podcaster (Omnibus; Friendly Fire), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Ezio Bosso, Italian pianist, composer (Rain, In Your Black Eyes; Domes of Freedom), and conductor, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • 1971 Stella McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1972 Kelly Chen [Vivian Chen Wai-man], Hong Kong Cantopop singer (Starry Dreams of Love), and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • 1978 Swizz Beatz [Kasseem Dean], American rapper and record producer (Full Surface Records), born in NYC, New York
  • 1979 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • 1980 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1980 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice), born in California
  • 1983 James Bourne, English singer and songwriter (Busted), born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • 1993 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"), born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 1996 Playboi Carti [Jordan Carter], American rapper (Whole Lotta Red), born in Riverdale, Georgia
  • 1999 Destiny Rogers, American pop and R&B singer ("Tomboy"), born in Lodi, California