Birthdays in Music 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)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

1737 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 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, British composer, born in Pen’ralltwen, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1913)
  • 1869 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish composer (d. 1928)
  • 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, 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, born in Antwerp (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Moses Pergament, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1977)

  • 1912 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, born in Budapest (d. 2005)
  • 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)
  • 1932 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

1934 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1936 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), 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, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1938 Yūji Takahashi, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Japan
  • 1941 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), 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)
  • 1947 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock musician and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto, Queen, The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1951 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • 1954 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)
  • 1959 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1964 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer

Person of interestFaith Hill

1967 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1967 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer and vocalist (Barenaked Ladies), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis, Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester
  • 1972 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • 1974 Taral Hicks, American musician
  • 1976 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • 1986 Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)