On This Day

Musicians Born on September 19

  • 1705 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1786)
  • 1770 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, born in Wremen, Wurster Nordseeküste, Germany (d. 1830)
  • 1824 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian zither player and composer, born in Baden, Austria (d. 1902)
  • 1837 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
  • 1882 Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, born in Sète, France (d. 1954)
  • 1887 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist ("Down Hearted Blues"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, born in Parigi, France (d. 1962)
  • 1906 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony, 1952-59), born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Allan Pettersson, Swedish violist and composer (Symphony No. 7), born in Granhammar Castle, Uppland, Sweden (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Weldon Hart, American composer, born in Bear-Place Spring, Tennessee (d. 1957)
  • 1912 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1915 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Blanche Thebom, American mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Billy Ward, American singer and songwriter (Billy Ward and his Dominoes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1926 Arthur Wills, British organist and composer ("God and Music"), and educator, born in Coventry, England
  • 1930 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist ("It's Just a Matter of Time"; "Rainy Night in Georgia"), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)

Brian Epstein

1934 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)

  • 1935 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1936 Gene Dinwiddie, American blues saxophonist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1937 Paul Siebel, American folk singer and songwriter (Louise; Spanish Johnny), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Zygmunt Krauze, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1940 Bill Medley, American baritone pop singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'; duet - "The Time Of My Life"), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940 Paul Williams, American singer, composer ("Rainy Days and Mondays"; "Evergreen"; sings from Ishtar; "Rainbow Connection"), and actor ("Battle for the Planet of the Apes; Smokey and The Bandit), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1941 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American pop vocalist (Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"; "Mondy, Monday"; solo -"Dream A little Dream Of Me"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1942 Freda Payne, American pop and soul singer ("Band Of Gold") and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 David Bromberg, American bluegrass-folk-rock-jazz singer, songwriter, and musician (Demon in Disguise; "The Holdup"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 John Coghlan, British rock drummer (Status Quo, 1963-81 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England
  • 1947 (Lawrence) "Lol" Creme, English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"), and music video producer, born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • 1947 Ray Cooper, British percussionist (Elton John; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1950 Stanley Sheldon, American bass guitar player (Peter Frampton), born in 1950 in Ottawa, Kansas
  • 1951 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer (Brian Eno; U2; Peter Gabriel; Bob Dylan), and singer-songwriter, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951 Richard Dashut, American record producer (Bob Welch; Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham), born in West Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist (Chic - "Le Freak"), and music producer (Sister Sledge; David Bowie -"Let's Dance"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1952 Rhys Chatham, American guitarist, trumpeter, and composer (An Angel Moves Too Fast To See; A Crimson Grail), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1954 Ted Jensen, American audio mastering engineer (The Eagles; Billy Joel; Norah Jones; Greenday), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955 Rex Smith, American actor (Pirates of Penzance), and singer ("You Take My Breath Away"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1955 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1957 Rusty Egan, British new wave drummer (Rich Kids; Midge Ure; Visage), born in London, England
  • 1958 Lita Ford, English-American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Runaways - "Cherry Bomb"; solo - "Kiss Me Deadly"), born in London, England
  • 1963 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1963 Jarvis Cocker, British pop singer-songwriter (Pulp - "Common People"), and radio personality, born in Sheffield, England

Trisha Yearwood

1964 Trisha Yearwood, American country singer ("Believe Me Baby (I Lied)"; "How Do I Live"), cookbook author, and TV host (Trisha's Southern Kitchen), born in Monticello, Georgia

  • 1965 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • 1967 Kenny Smith, American bluegrass guitarist and vocalist (Lonesome River Band, 1996-2001), born in Nine Mile, Indiana
  • 1969 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist ("Lily Was Here"), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1969 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1969 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer (Sethian), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • 1969 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2018)
  • 1970 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop-rock singer (T.M.Revolution), born in Yasu, Japan
  • 1973 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1976 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In; Sparta), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1977 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5, 2001-06 - "This Love"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1980 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1981 Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York
  • 1984 Eamon [Doyle], American pop singer ("F*ck It (I Don't Want You Back)"), born in Staten Island, New York City
  • 1987 Muhammad Iqbal Siddiq, Indonesian concert pianist and teacher, born in Jakarta, Indonesia