Birthdays in Music 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 Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, born in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire (d. 1935)
  • 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)
  • 1898 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1925 Marty Robbins, American country singer (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 singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1931 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • 1932 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)

  • 1941 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1945 Bryan Ferry, English rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • 1945 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1947 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

1948 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1949 Martin Delray, American country singer (Get Rhythm), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • 1951 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1953 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • 1954 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1955 Carlene Carter, 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)
  • 1962 Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • 1964 Nicki French, English singer
  • 1966 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • 1967 Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon), born in Lafeyette, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • 1969 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • 1972 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • 1974 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
  • 1975 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel)
  • 1981 Christina Milian, American actress and singer
  • 1983 Samantha Hammel, American record producer and actress
  • 1984 Keisha Buchanan, English singer (Sugababes)
  • 1985 Lenna Kuurmaa, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)
  • 1987 Rosie Munter, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1988 Mark Simpson, English clarinetist and composer