Birthdays in Music on September 19

  • 1705 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/band master
  • 1824 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer
  • 1837 Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer
  • 1882 Paul-Marie Masson, composer
  • 1887 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Solomon Pimsleur, composer
  • 1906 Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer
  • 1906 Massimo Freccia, composer
  • 1910 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer
  • 1911 Weldon Hart, American composer (d. 1957)
  • 1912 Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
  • 1915 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Blanche Thebom, Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida)
  • 1920 Karen Khachiturian, composer
  • 1921 Billy Ward, US songwriter/singer/pianist/arranger (Dominoes)
  • 1924 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1926 Arthur Wills, composer
  • 1930 Muhal Richard Abrams, composer
  • 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)
  • 1934 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles)
  • 1935 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 Zygmunt Krauze, composer
  • 1940 Bill Medley, American singer-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, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore Maryland,
  • 1942 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
  • 1948 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • 1951 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer
  • 1952 Nile Rodgers, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Rhys Chatham, composer
  • 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 (d. 2006)
  • 1958 Lita Ford, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • 1963 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp)
  • 1964 Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift)
  • 1965 Sabine Paturel, French singer
  • 1969 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1969 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer
  • 1969 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer
  • 1970 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • 1973 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1976 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
  • 1977 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5)
  • 1980 Sara Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara)
  • 1980 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara)
  • 1981 Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York
  • 1984 Eamon, American pop singer