On This Day

Musicians Born on September 20

  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1661)
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1663 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1735)
  • 1706 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, born in Lázně Kynžvart, Czech Republic (d. 1783)
  • 1738 Václav Norbert Brixi, Czech organist, composer and priest (aka s Jeroným), born in Manětín, Bohemia (d. 1803)
  • 1777 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1795 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • 1796 Franz Wilhelm Ferling, German oboist and composer (48 études for oboe), born in Halberstadt, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1874)
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist and composer, born in Brno, Moravia (d. 1883)
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, born in Aigle, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1869 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, born in South London, England (d. 1954)
  • 1877 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1968)
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)

  • 1900 Uuno Klami, Finnish composer (Psalmus; Kalevala Suite), born in Virolahti, Finland (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, born in Alfdorf, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, born in Dannemarie, France (d. 1944)
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch) and actor (Fernwood 2 Night - "Happy Kyne"), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1922 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1927 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • 1943 Roek Williams [Willemze], Dutch singer (Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats), born in Amsterdam
  • 1945 Laurie Spiegel, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R&B singer (Was (Not Was)), born in ‎Oberlin, Ohio (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1946 Mick Rogers [Michael Oldroyd], British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), born in Dovercourt, Essex, England

  • 1947 Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1948 Chuck Panozzo, American rock bassist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Jan Hendriks, Dutch guitarist (Doe Maar), born in Mill, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1950 Loredana Bertè, Italian singer and 2nd ex-wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Peter White, British rock and smooth jazz guitarist, and songwriter (Al Stewart), born in Luton, England
  • 1957 Alannah Currie, New Zealander rock xylophone player and vocalist (Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now"), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese-American rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
  • 1967 Gunnar Nelson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Nelson - "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1967 Matthew Nelson, American rock vocalist, bass and guitar player (Nelson - "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1968 Tim Rogers, Australian singer and songwriter (You Am I), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia,
  • 1971 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese video game composer, born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1976 Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop and R&B singer (Super Monkey's), born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • 1978 Patrizio Buanne, Austrian-Italian singer and guitarist, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1978 Sarit Hadad [Sarah Hudadatov], Israeli pop and Mizrahi singer, born in Afula, Israel
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, American pop singer (Heart) and actress of Japanese and Korean heritage, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985 David Allen, American composer and writer
  • 1987 Jack Lawless, American drummer (Jonas Brothers), born in Middletown Township, New Jersey
  • 1990 Marilou [Bourdon], Canadian pop singer, born in Longueuil, Quebec