Musicians Born on September 21

  • 1527 Matthäus Ludecus, German composer, born in Wilsnach, Prignitz (d. 1606)
  • 1706 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1796)
  • 1728 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1853)

Francis HopkinsonFrancis Hopkinson (1737-1791)

American judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, author, flag designer (first American flag), and composer (The Battle of the Kegs), born in Philadelphia, British America

  • 1760 Gaetano Valeri, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1822)
  • 1817 Charles Balmer, German composer, born in Gottingen, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1832 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1833 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1913)
  • 1843 David Emlyn Evans, Welsh composer, born in Pen’ralltwen, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1913)
  • 1869 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Marcelin, Poland (d. 1928)
  • 1872 Albert Löfgren, Swedish clarinetist and composer (Slåttergille Rhapsody), born in Hasslösa, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • 1873 Papa Jack Laine, American musician and pioneering bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)
  • 1882 Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer (Lilja), and painter, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Thomas de Hartmann, Russian composer, born in Khoruzhivka, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1887 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer (Prayer for My Fatherland), conductor, kapellmeister (Antwerp Cathedral, 1913-50), and educator (Antwerp Conservatory, 1921-52), born in Antwerp (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Moses Pergament, Finnish-Swedish classical composer (The Jewish Song Choral Symphony) and music critic, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1977)
  • 1912 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, born in Budapest (d. 2005)
  • 1914 (Leroy) "Slam" Stewart, American jazz double bass player, born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1926 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Ward Swingle, American vocalist, jazz musician, composer, arranger, and conductor (The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sebastian Bach), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Don Preston, American rock and jazz keyboard player (Mothers Of Invention/Frank Zappa, 1966-74), born in Flint, Michigan

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; "Death of Ladies Man"; Suzanne"), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1936 (Royden) Dickey Lee [Lipscomb], American pop-country singer-songwriter ("Patches"; "Laurie"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer (Time and Water), born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Yūji Takahashi, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Japan
  • 1939 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Tony Moon, American doo-wop singer, arranger, guitarist (Dante & the Evergreens - "Alley Oop"), producer, and songwriter ("Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 David Hood, American bassist and trombonist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section; Traffic), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • 1944 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1945 J. Peter Robinson, British session pianist, arranger (Phil Collins; Brand-X; Anni-Frid Lyngstad), and composer of scores for film (The World's Fastest Indian; The Bank Job) and television (Charmed), born in Fulton, England
  • 1947 Don Felder, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Eagles, 1974-2001 - "Hotel California"), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto; Queen; The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1948 Henry Butler, American jazz and blues pianist, educator, and photographer (Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1949 Raimo Kangro, Estonian composer (Butterflies in the Stone), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2001)
  • 1951 (John) "Willie" Wilcox, American drummer (Utopia, Todd Rundgren; Hall & Oates), born in Glen Falls, New York
  • 1951 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1952 Dave Gregory, British rock guitarist (XTC; Big Big Train), born in Swindon, England
  • 1954 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)
  • 1959 Corrinne Drewery, British singer-songwriter (Swing Out Sister - "Swing Out"), born in Nottingham, Engalnd
  • 1960 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, born in Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1964 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan pop singer and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1965 Markus Grosskopf, German heavy metal bassist, singer, and songwriter (Helloween), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Faith HillFaith Hill (55 years old)

1967 American country pop singer ("Breathe"; "Cry"), and actress (1883), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

  • 1967 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer and vocalist (Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1968 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Mic Christopher, Irish rock singer and songwriter (The Mary Janes; solo - "Heyday";"Skylarkin'"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2001)
  • 1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor (Silver Spoons - "Alfonso"; Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - "Carlton'), singer, dancer, and director, born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn), born in San Leandro, California
  • 1972 Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis - "Wonderwall"; Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester, England
  • 1974 Taral Hicks, American actress (A Bronx Tale) and R&B singer ("Silly"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1976 Jonas Bjerre, Danish rock singer and guitarist (Mew; Apparatjik), and visual artist, born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1984 Wale [Olubowale Akintimehin], American rapper of Nigerian heritage (The Gifted), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1986 Faris Badwan, English vocalist (The Rotters; The Horrors; Cat's Eye), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • 1989 Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter ("Whatcha Say"; "Wiggle"), and dancer, born in Miramar, Florida
  • 1991 Ingrid Andress, American country music singer ("More Hearts Than Mine"), born in Southfield, Michigan