Musicians Born on September 22

  • 1720 Adolph Carl Kunzen, German composer, born in Wittenberg (d. 1781)
  • 1729 George Wilhelm Gruber, German composer and violinist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1796)
  • 1733 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, born in Eichstätt (d. 1760)
  • 1767 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (d. 1830)
  • 1870 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1872 Luis Villalba Munoz, Spanish composer (d. 1921)
  • 1875 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian composer, painter and writer, born in Senoji Varėna, Lithuania (d. 1911)
  • 1882 Emil Ábrányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, Dutch oboist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1894 Hieronim Feicht, Polish composer, born in Mogilno, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Klement Slavicky, Czech composer (Siymfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi), born in Tovačov, Moravia (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Leroy Holmes, American songwriter ("The Mole"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1918 (Archibald James) "A.J." Potter, Irish composer (Finnegan's Wake), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1980)
  • 1918 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist (Brahms Concerto), born in, Zelazowa Wola, Poland (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Bill Smith, American classical and jazz composer and clarinetist (played with Dave Brubeck), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), born in Québec City, Québec (d. 1986)
  • 1930 Joni James [Joan Babbo], American pop singer ("Why Don't You Believe Me?"; "How Important Can It Be?"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1930 Roger Durham Hannay, American composer and teacher, born in Plattsburg, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Nello Santi, Italian opera conductor (Opernhaus Zürich; NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Adria, Veneto, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Leonardo Balada, Catalan American composer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1937 Jalal Zolfonun, Iranian composer (Gol-e Sadbarg), setar (Persian lute) player, and teacher was born in Abadeh, Iran (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian drummer and musician (Osibisa), born in Accra, Gold Coast
  • 1940 Edward Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Toni Basil [Antonia Basilotta], American singer (Mickey), and choreographer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan; John Denver), born in Oakland, California (d. 2011)
  • 1946 King Sunny Adé [Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye], Nigerian jùjú and Afrobeat singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player (Jùjú Music; Synchro System; Odu), born in Oshogbo, Nigeria
  • 1949 David Coverdale, British rock singer (Whitesnake;, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1950 (Kirill) "Kirka" Babitzin, Finnish pop-rock singer ("Hetki Lyö" (Beat the Clock)), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz and 'tuku' singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sarawoga; Tolerance; Tuku Music), born in Highfield, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2019)
  • 1953 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1956 David Krakauer, American Grammy Award-winning klezmer, jazz and classical clarinetist (Klezmer Madness!), born in New York City
  • 1956 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • 1957 Johnette Napolitano, American rocker (Concrete Blonde), born in Los Angeles, California

Nick CaveNick Cave (65 years old)

1957 Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

  • 1957 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford, England

Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli (64 years old)

1958 Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

  • 1958 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Kofi Burbridge, American blues-rock keyboardist and flute player (Derek Trucks Band, 1999-2019; Tedeschi Trucks Band, 2010-2019), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1962 Jesse "James" Dupree, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist (Jackl - "The Lumberjack"), and television personality (Full Throttle Saloon), born in Kennesaw, Georgia
  • 1964 Marq Torien, American hard rocker (Bullet Boys - "For Love of Money"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Andy Cairns, Irish musician, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
  • 1966 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer, born in Alexandria, Egypt
  • 1969 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1970 Mystikal [Michael Tyler], American rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Chesney Hawkes, English singer (Feels So Alive, The One and Only), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1974 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress (Cool), born in South Korea (d. 2014)
  • 1975 Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)
  • 1979 Emilie Autumn {Liddell], American singer-songwriter, violinist, and harpsichordist (Fight Like A Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • 1981 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)

Billie PiperBillie Piper (40 years old)

1982 English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

  • 1982 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1984 Ross Jarman, English drummer (The Cribs), born in Wakefield, England
  • 1984 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1985 Aaron Diehl, American jazz pianist, and composer (Three Streams of Expression), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1986 Lido Pimienta, Colombian-Canadian Latin-synth-pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Miss Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1988 Bethany Dillon, American Christian musician, born in Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • 1992 Lauren Patten, American actress and singer (Jagged Little Pill musical), born in Downers Grove, Illinois