On This Day

Musicians Born on September 24

  • 1667 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1688)
  • 1748 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)
  • 1761 Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1773 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, born in Bad Langensalza, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1806 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1859 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, born in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 1893 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1899 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968) [1]
  • 1914 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Leonard Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)

  • 1923 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • 1927 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), born in Helden, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • 1933 Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1939 Sonny Turner, American singer (The Platters, The Metrotones), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1940 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey

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1941 Linda McCartney [Eastman], American photographer and musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in New York City (d. 1998)

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Linda McCartney
  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1942 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1945 John Milford Rutter, English composer, conductor, and arranger, mainly of choral music (Mass OfThe Children), born in London.
  • 1946 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1946 Marc Neikrug, American pianist, conductor and composer (Los Alamos), born in New York City
  • 1948 Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1952 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1965 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1967 Geir Sundbø, Norwegian composer, conductor, clarinetist and guitarist, born in Porsgrunn, Norway
  • 1969 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician (Acid Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1969 Donald DeGrate, Jr. [DeVante Swing], American music producer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1981 Diana Rotaru, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1984 Taylor Eigsti, American Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer (Lucky To Be Me), orchestrator, and educator, born in Menlo Park, California
  • 1986 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada