On This Day

Musicians Born on September 23

  • 1591 Michael Lohr, German composer, born in Marienberg (d. 1654)
  • 1642 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian composer and violinist, born in Modena (d. 1678)
  • 1684 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
  • 1703 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer
  • 1782 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer
  • 1817 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer
  • 1842 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • 1849 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
  • 1866 Edouard Combe, composer
  • 1870 John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • 1890 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 William Levi Dawson, composer
  • 1904 Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1905 Jeno Kenessey, composer
  • 1906 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • 1907 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)

  • 1910 Soulima Stravinsky, Swiss-American pianist, composer, and son of Igor Stravinsky, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • 1914 Norman Cazden, composer
  • 1915 Finn Arnestad, composer
  • 1920 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

1926 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1928 Robert Helps, composer
  • 1929 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster

Person of interestRay Charles

1930 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 1935 Pierre Marietan, composer
  • 1939 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1940 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, born in Mashhad, Iran (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Daniel Perlongo, American classical music composer, and educator, born in Gaastra, Michigan
  • 1943 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943 Walter Scott, American singer (Whispers- "And the Beat Goes On"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943 Steve Boone, American rock bassist and vocalist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"), born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • 1943 Wallace Scott, American singer (Whispers- "And the Beat Goes On"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1945 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1946 Aubrey "Po" Powell, British co-founder of album cover design company "Hipgnosis" (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Yes), born in Sussex, England
  • 1947 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1948 Tomas Ulrich, American classical, jazz and rock cellist and composer (Diller-Quaile String Quartet), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1948 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana (d. 2013)

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

1949 Bruce Springsteen, American singer, songwriter and rock musician, known as "The Boss" (Born to Run;, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1956 June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"; "Men"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • 1957 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • 1958 Danielle Dax, British avant-garde rock musician, producer and album art designer, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • 1959 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), born in the US (d. 2004)
  • 1960 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze), born in London
  • 1964 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • 1969 Patrick Fiori [Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan] French pop-rock singer-songwriter of Armenian descent, born in Marseille
  • 1970 Ani DiFranco, American alt-folk-pop singer songwriter and founder of Righteous Babe Records, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1972 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1973 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian concert, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1975 Layzie Bone [Steven Howse], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1977 Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and piano player, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1977 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), born in Beirut, Lebanon (d. 2008)
  • 1979 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Natalie Horler, English-German singer (Cascada - "Evacute The Dancefloor"), born in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
  • 1984 Louie Stephens, American rock keyboard player and singer (Rooney)
  • 1985 Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer, born in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan