Musicians Born on September 15

  • 1572 Erasmus Widmann, German composer, born in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1634)
  • 1586 Cristóbal de Isla Diego, Spanish Baroque composer and conductor, bapitized in Berlanga de Duero, Spain (d. 1651)
  • 1685 Gottfried Kirchhoff, German composer, born in Mühlbeck, Bitterfeld, Germany (d. 1746)
  • 1690 Ignazio Prota, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1748)
  • 1744 Georg Ritschel, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1805)
  • 1764 Friedrich Heine, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1821)
  • 1764 Paolo Francesco Parenti, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1821)
  • 1808 Louis Clapisson, French composer and violinist, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1866)
  • 1811 Jan Nepomuk Škroup, Czech composer, born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1892)
  • 1816 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1837 Leo van Gheluwe, Belgian composer, born in Wannegem-Lede, East Flanders (d. 1914)
  • 1851 Josif Marinković, Serbian composer, born in Vranjevo, Novi Bečej (d. 1931)
  • 1858 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934), born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1863 Horatio Parker, American organist and composer, born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1919)
  • 1876 Bruno Walter, German-French opera and symphony conductor (Vienna Philharmonic; NY Philharmonic), born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1884 Floro Ugarte, Argentine composer (From My Land; Saika), and educator, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Roy Acuff, American country fiddler, singer ("Wabash Cannonball"; Grand Ole Opry), and music publisher (Acuff-Rose Music), born in Maynardville, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Carlos Estrada, Uruguayan composer and conductor, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Silas Hogan, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Westover, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Gisela Hernández [Gonzalo], Cuban composer (Diálogo), and music educator, born in Cardenas, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Henry Dreyfus Brant, Canadian composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, American jazz pianist and composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Richard Arnell, English classical composer, born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Jan Frank Fischer, Czech composer, born in Louny, Czech Republic (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Anton Heiller, Austrian organist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1979)
  • 1923 Arvell Shaw, American jazz double-bassist (Louis Armstrong; Teddy Wilson), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2002).
  • 1923 David Kraehenbuehl, American composer (March of the Trolls), pianist, teacher (Yale), and music theorist (Journal of Music Theory), born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist (Carlisle Hotel), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Gösta Jonsson, Swedish saxophonist, accordion player and band leader, born in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1928 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the 1950-60s hard bop era ("The Black Messiah"), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • 1933 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, born in Burgos, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Les Braid, British bassist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippie-Hippie Shake), born in West Derby, Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Sylvia Moy, American songwriter ("My Cherie Amour"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"; "It Takes Two"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane ("Chauffeur Blues"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1946 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1948 Amalie Malling, Danish concert pianist, and educator (Royal Danish Academy of Music, 1981-present), born in Lübeck, Germany
  • 1952 Kelly Keagy, American rock vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1953 Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1956 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter ("Could It Be I'm Falling In Love"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1956 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer, born in Moodiesburn, Scotland
  • 1956 Ned Rothenberg, composer and multi-instrumentalist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1960 Michel "Mitch" Dorge, Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1964 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jerry Dixon, American heavy metal bassist (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers), born in St Albans, England
  • 1972 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer, born in Singapore
  • 1976 Ivette Sosa, American pop singer (Eden's Crush - "Get Over Yourself"), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • 1976 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1977 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Itano, Tokushima, Japan
  • 1980 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan