Musicians Born on September 17

  • 1605 Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1650)
  • 1711 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1783)
  • 1748 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1782)
  • 1767 Henri-Montan Berton, French composer (d. 1844)
  • 1795 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, born in Altamura, Bari, Italy (d. 1870)
  • 1814 Stefano Ronchetti-Monteviti, Italian composer (Pergolese), and educator (Milan Conservatory, 1850-81), born in Asti, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1815 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1868)
  • 1821 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1849 Vaclav Juda Novotny, Czech composer and music critic, born in Vesce (d. 1922)
  • 1854 Hans Müller, German music historian and writer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1859 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, born in Albany, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1875 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, Russian composer, born in Pavlovsk (d. 1925)
  • 1877 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (Le donne de buon umore), born in Rome (d. 1950)
  • 1880 Désiré Inghelbrecht, French composer, conductor and writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • 1883 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Bernes, British composer and novelist, born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (White Peacock), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1885 Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Soviet composer who composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period, born in Agjabadi, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1890 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian-British ballerina, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (Ballade of Merel; Te Deum), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Winnie Lightner [Winifred Reeves], American vaudeville stage and screen actress, and singer (Gold Diggers of Broadway; Gold Dust Gertie; Sit Tight), born in Greenport, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Franz Grothe, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Robert Riefling, Norwegian concert pianist and pedagogue (Royal Danish Academy, 1967-88; Norwegian Academy of Music from ,1973-88), born in Aker, Norway (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Jørgen Jersild, Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75), born in Copenhagen (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)

Hank WilliamsHank Williams (1923-1953)

American country singer-songwriter ("Cold Cold Heart"; "Hey, Good Lookin'"; "Your Cheatin' Heart"), born in Mount Olive, Alabama

  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1926 (Eugene) "Brother Jack" McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Bill Black, American rock bassist (Elvis Presley, 1954-57), and bandleader (Bill Black Combo), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1929 Vincent La Selva, American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017) [1]
  • 1930 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1939 Lamonte McLemore, American champagne soul vocalist (5th Dimension, 1966-2006 - "Up, Up and Away"; "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter ("Angel on My Shoulder"; "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1946 Rhys Clark, New Zealand-American session and touring drummer (The Executives; Billy Joel, 1971-75; Hoyt Axton; Freddy Fender), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1950 [John] Fee Waybill, American rock snger and songwriter (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1952 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), born in Richland, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • 1954 Joël-François Durand, French classical composer, born in Orléans, France
  • 1958 Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2007-present), born in Nenzing, Austria
  • 1959 Will Gregory, British keyboardist, sax player, producer (Goldfrapp), and composer (Piccard in Space), born in Bristol, England
  • 1961 Ty Tabor, American progressive metal guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • 1963 Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • 1965 Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Anastacia [Newkirk], American pop singer ("Left Outside Alone"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Lord Jamar [Lorenzo Dechalus], American rapper (Brand Nubian), born in The Bronx, New York City

Keith FlintKeith Flint (1969-2019)

English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), born in London, England

  • 1974 Mirah [Yom Tov Zeitlyn], American singer-songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Constantine Maroulis, American rock singer (American Idol, season 4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1976 Maile Misajon, American pop singer (Eden's Crush - "Get Over Yourself"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1979 Chuck Comeau, Canadian drummer (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1979 Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], American rapper, born in Carol City, Florida
  • 1981 Jonathan Radtke, American rock guitarist (Kill Hannah)
  • 1983 Jennifer Peña, American Tejano/Latin pop singer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1985 Jon Walker, American musician (Panic! at the Disco), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1989 Jonathan McReynolds, American gospel musician (Make Room), born in Chicago, Illinois