On This Day

Birthdays in Music 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 composer, 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, English musician and composer, 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)

Person of interestBrian Epstein

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

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • 1935 Nick Massi, American rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1936 [Charles Eugene] Gene Dinwiddie, American blues saxophonist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1938 Zygmunt Krauze, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938 Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet and political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1941 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1942 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 David Bromberg, American musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 John Coghlan, English rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), 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, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1952 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Rhys Chatham, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1955 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1955 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1958 Lita Ford, English-American vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • 1963 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1963 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp), born in Sheffield, England

Person of interestTrisha Yearwood

1964 Trisha Yearwood, American country singer (Sweetest Gift), born in Monticello, Georgia

Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood
  • 1965 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • 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
  • 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), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1980 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 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