Musicians Born on September 26

  • 1767 Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer, born in Markt Türnau, Moravia (d. 1835)
  • 1832 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1887)
  • 1841 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Russian composer, born in Orenburg (d. 1907)
  • 1868 Henry F. Gilbert, American composer (The Dance in Place Congo), and musicologist, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • 1873 Amilcare Zanella, Italian composer and conductor, born in Monticelli d'Ongina, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, born in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1891 Charles Münch, French violinist, and conductor (Boston Symphony, 1949-62; Orchestre de Paris, 1967-68), born in Strasbourg, Alsace, German Empire (now France) (d. 1968)

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin (1898-1937)

American composer (An American in Paris, Porgy And Bess, Summertime), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1901 Ted Weems [Wemyes], American jazz trombonist, violin player and big band leader (Somebody Stole My Girl; Heartache), born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1917 Nelson "Cadillac" Williams, American jazz trumpeter (Tiny Bradshaw; Billy Eckstine; Duke Ellington), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Marty Robbins, American country singer ("El Paso"; "Devil Woman"; "I Walk Alone"), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Giuseppe Chiari, Italian artist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • 1926 Julie London, American pop singer ("Cry Me A River"), and actress (Emergency - "Nurse MaColl"), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Romano Mussolini, Italian jazz pianist, and bandleader, born in Villa Carpena, Forlì, Kingdom Of Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1931 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today"), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • 1932 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934 Dick Heckstall-Smith, British jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Gary Bartz, American jazz, jazz-fusion, and funk saxophonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1941 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods - "Let's Get Together"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1945 Bryan Ferry, British singer-songwriter (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"; "Dance Away"), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • 1945 Gal Costa, Brazilian bossa nova and Tropicália singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1947 Lynn Anderson, American country singer ("Rose Garden"), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2015)

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), born in Cambridge, England

  • 1948 Tiran Porter, American bass and guitar player, and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers, 1972-80 and 1987-92 - "Listen to The Music"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Martin Delray, American country singer ("Get Rhythm"), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • 1949 Toby Myers, American session and touring bass player (Roadmaster; John Mellencamp, 1982-99), born in Indiana
  • 1950 Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), born in High Ham, Somerset, England (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Stuart Tosh, Scottish drummer, and singer (The Alan Parsons Project; 10cc), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1951 Tony Sales, American rock bassist (Todd Rundgren; Iggy Pop; Tin Machine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • 1954 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos - "Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)"), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1954 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; "Find Your Way Back"), born in Sacramento, California

Carlene CarterCarlene Carter (67 years old)

1955 American country singer ("I Fell in Love"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1958 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1959 Virginia Astley, British experimental pop singer-songwriter, and keyboard player, born in Garston, England
  • 1962 Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl - "Missing"), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
  • 1964 Artūras Anusauskas Lithuanian classically trained jazz pianist, composer, and professor, born in Šiauliai. Lithuania SSR
  • 1964 Nicki French, English singer, born in Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • 1966 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer, born in Kaisariani, Greece
  • 1967 Shannon Hoon, American rock singer (Blind Melon - "No Rain"), born in Lafeyette, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • 1969 Anthony Kavanagh, French Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • 1972 Shawn Stockman, American soul singer (Boyz II Men -"I'll Make Love To You", songwriter ("Visions Of A Sunset"), and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • 1975 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel), born in Krokom, Sweden
  • 1981 Christina Milian [Flores], American actress (Grandfathered), and singer (A.M. To P.M.), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1984 Keisha Buchanan, British pop and R&B singer (Sugababes - "Round Round"; "Push the Button"), born in Kingsbury, England
  • 1985 Lenna Kuurmaa, Estonian pop singer (Vanilla Ninja), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1987 Rosie Munter, Swedish pop singer (Play; K.I.D.S.), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1988 Mark Simpson, British clarinetist and contemporary classical composer (Ariel; Israfel), born in Liverpool, England