On This Day

Musicians Born on September 14

  • 1722 Joseph Paul Ziegler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1767)
  • 1724 Ignaz Vitzthumb, Austrian musician, composer, and conductor, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria (d. 1816)
  • 1737 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, born in Rohrau, Austria (d. 1806)
  • 1747 José Joaquim dos Santos, Portuguese organist and composer, born in Obidos, Portugal (d. 1801)
  • 1748 Johann Paul Schulthesius, German composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1816)
  • 1760 Luigi Cherubini, Italian prodigy and composer, born in Florence (d. 1842)
  • 1761 Pavel Lambert Mašek, Czech composer, born in Zvíkovec, Czech Republic (d. 1826)
  • 1768 Georg Johann Schinn, German composer, born in Sinzig, Germany (d. 1833)
  • 1840 George Elbridge Whiting, American composer, born in Holliston, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1882 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1885 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1885 María Grever, Mexican-American composer ("What A Difference A Day Makes" / "Cuando vuelva a tu lado"), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1951)
  • 1902 Giorgos Papasideris Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, born in Salamis Island, Greece (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, born in the Hongo district of Tokyo (d. 1949)
  • 1904 Šrom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, born in Pilsen, Bohemia (d. 1981)

  • 1908 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Michał Spisak, Polish composer (Hymne Olympique), born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Mae Boren Axton, American songwriter known as the "Queen Mother of Nashville" (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Bardwell, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1941 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • 1942 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • 1944 Joey Heatherton, American dancer and actress (Bluebeard), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1946 Pete Agnew, Scottich rock bassist (Nazareth -"Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1947 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), born in West Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1949 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Seneca, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1949 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1949 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1950 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1950 Doug Rauch, American rock and jazz-fusion bassist (Santana, 1972-74), born in New York City (d. 1979)

  • 1953 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, born in Yancey Mills, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1954 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1955 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Morten Harket, Norwegian rocker (Aha-Take on Me), born in Kongsberg, Norway
  • 1966 Mike Cooley, American guitarist (Drive-By Truckers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • 1967 John Power, British singer-songwriter, bass player, and guitarist (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Allerton, Liverpool, England
  • 1968 Vincent Ghadimi, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Rocourt, Liège, Belgium
  • 1970 Craig Montoya, American bass player (Everclear), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971 Jeff Loomis, American progressive metal guitarist (Nevermore), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Andre Matos, Brazilian singer and musician (Symfonia), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973 Nas [Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones] American rapper (It Was Written), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1978 Danielle Peck, American country music singer (Findin' a Good Man), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1981 Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor, born in Konohana-ku ward, Osaka, Japan
  • 1981 Ashley Roberts, American singer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Phoenix, Arizona

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1983 Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter ("Stronger Than Me"; "Rehab"), born in London (d. 2011)

  • 1984 Melissa McGhee, American rock singer (American Idol, season 5), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1984 Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor and singer (Vicky Donor), born in Chandigarh, India
  • 1985 Paolo Gregoletto, American bassist (Trivium), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1985 Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer, born in Nerima, Tokyo
  • 1986 Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan