On This Day

Musicians Born on September 2

  • 1661 Georg Böhm, German organist and composer, born in Hohenkirchen (d. 1733)
  • 1716 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • 1750 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • 1862 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1892 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • 1910 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • 1911 René Amengual, Chilean pianist, composer and educator, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1954)
  • 1914 (Lawrence) "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1917 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), born in Prainha, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Gideon William Waldrop, American composer and educator (Julliard School, 1961-85), born in Haskell County, Teaxs (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Tzvi Avni, Israeli classical composer (Meditations On A Drama), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1928 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1930 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1932 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Emil Richards [Radocchia], American session and touring vibraphonist and percussionist [George Shearing; Frank Sinatra; Lalo Schifrin; Frank Zappa; George Harrison; Harry Partch; Shadowfax), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2019)
  • 1933 Rick Lewis, American doo-wop tenor (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Michael Sahl, composer
  • 1936 David Leonard Blake, British composer, and educator, born in London, England
  • 1939 Bobby Purify [Dickey], American soul singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions - "Gypsy Woman"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940 Jimmy Clanton, American rock vocalist ("Just A Dream"), born in Baton Rouge, louisiana
  • 1940 Mick Pyne, British touring and session jazz pianist (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame: Charlie Watts), born in Thornton Dale, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1942 Barbara Donald, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Rosalind Ashford, American rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas - "Heat Wave"; "Dancing In The Street"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), born in Vladimirci, German-occupied Serbia (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Linda "Tui" Tillery, American singer-songwriter (The Loading Zone), born in San Francisco
  • 1949 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1950 Michael Rother, German electronic musician (Neu!; Kraftwerk; Harmonia; Cluster), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • 1951 Mike Kaminski, British rock musician (ELO), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1953 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • 1957 Steve Porcaro, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Toto, 1977-87, 2010-19 - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)

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1964 Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The Matrix), and rock bassist (Dogstar), born in Beirut, Lebanon

  • 1966 Dino Cazares, American heavy metal guitarist (FearFactor), born in El Centro, California
  • 1969 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • 1971 Katt [Micah Sierra] Williams, American comedian, actor, rapper, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1976 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • 1977 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 1977 Sam Rivers, American rock bassist (Limp Bizkit), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1984 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • 1987 Spencer Smith, American rock drummer (Panic! at the Disco), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1989 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)