Birthdays in Music 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 (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1922 James Wilson, composer
  • 1923 Mary McCarty, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), 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, composer
  • 1927 Robert Chudnick [Red Rodney], American jazz trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1927 "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues Harmonica Player, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany

  • 1931 Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer
  • 1932 Mario Bertoncini, composer
  • 1940 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • 1942 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • 1943 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
  • 1943 Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
  • 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 singer
  • 1951 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)
  • 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
  • 1961 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • 1964 Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1966 Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti)
  • 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)
  • 1976 Dean Butterworth, English musician
  • 1978 Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down)
  • 1982 Lil Wayne, American rapper
  • 1983 Travis MacRae, Canadian singer-songwriter

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