On This Day

Musicians Born on September 27

  • 1637 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, born in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 1700)
  • 1677 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian composer, born in Pisa, Italy (d. 1754)
  • 1786 José Mariano Elízaga, Mexican composer, born in Morelia, Mexico (d. 1842)
  • 1879 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire (d. 1970)
  • 1881 Ernest Williams, American composer, born in Wayne County, Indiana (d. 1947)
  • 1881 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist, singer and actress, born (d. 1940)
  • 1898 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1909 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1922 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil), born in Islington, London (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Mary McCarty, American singer (Babes in Toyland) and actress (Trapper John, M.D.), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • 1924 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1927 Boris Porena, Italian composer, poet, and writer, born in Rome
  • 1927 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1927 "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues Harmonica Player, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)

  • 1931 Freddy Quinn [Franz Nidl], Austrian pop singer and actor, born in Niederfladnitz, Austria
  • 1932 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Josephine Barstow, British opera soprano singer, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1942 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • 1943 Randy Bachman, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who - "American Woman"; Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943 Maxwell Boyce, Welsh comedian and singer, born in Glynneath, Wales
  • 1945 Misha Dichter, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1947 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1949 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1958 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer (When Words Fail), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • 1961 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • 1964 Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter and gutairist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Indio, California
  • 1966 Jovanotti [Lorenzo Cherubini], Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Rome
  • 1967 Isidora Žebeljan, Serbian classical, opera, and film composer, born in Belgrade (d. 2020)
  • 1970 Mark Caldero, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1973 Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake), born in Florida
  • 1976 Dean Butterworth, British drummer and percussionist (Morrissey; Good Charlotte), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England
  • 1978 Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"), born in Escatawpa, Mississippi
  • 1982 Lil Wayne [Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.], American rapper (Lollipop), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1983 Travis MacRae, Canadian singer-songwriter

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1984 Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter (Complicated, Sk8er Boi), born in Belleville, Ontario

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