Musicians Born on September 3

  • 1568 Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist, composer, poet, and monk, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1634)
  • 1695 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1764)
  • 1719 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1780)
  • 1778 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1832)
  • 1789 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1870)
  • 1803 Alexander Gurilyov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1858)
  • 1840 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1864 Hale A. VanderCook, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, born in Bywater, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1897 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician and conductor, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, born in Cranz, East Prussia (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman], American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1916 Clyde Hurley, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Glenn Miller - "Tuxedo Junction"; "In The Mood"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1921 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, born in Surbiton, London (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Salli Terri [Stella Tirri], Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning pop-classical-folk-exotica singer, arranger, composer (Duets with the Spanish Guitar), musicologist, and educator, born in London, Ontario (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • 1926 Ernie Henry, American jazz saxophonist (Fats Navarro; Dizzy Gillespie; Illinois Jacquet), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1957)
  • 1931 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1932 (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Tompall Glaser, American singer (Glaser Brothers - "Getting To Me Again"), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Freddie King, American blues singer ("Hideaway"; "Have You Ever Loved A Woman"), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1934 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • 1935 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Jo Ann Castle [Zering], American "Queen of the Honky-Tonk Piano", and accordionist (The Lawrence Welk Show, 1959-69), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1941 Billy Hawks [Hawkes], American R&B and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1942 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys - "Help Me Rhonda"; "Sloop John B."), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1943 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), born in England (d. 2016)
  • 1945 George Biondo, American rock bass player, and songwriter (Steppenwolf, 1970-76 - "Sparkle Eyes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Mike Harrison, English keyboardist (Spooky Tooth - "It's All About"), born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England
  • 1947 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1950 Aaron "A-Train" Smith, American drummer (The Temptations; Romeo Void), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1950 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois

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1955 British punk rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

  • 1958 Kevin Kiner, American TV and film composer (CSI: Miami; Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1962 Roberto Cassan, Italian-American jazz and folk accordionist, born in Fanna, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1964 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), born in Karachi, West Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • 1965 Vaden Todd Lewis, American musician (Toadies), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1973 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1978 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist and musician (Windir), born in Sogndal, Norway (d. 2004)
  • 1979 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1980 (Jason) "Cone" McCaslin, Canadian punk rock bassist (Sum 41), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1980 The B.G. [Christopher Dorsey], American rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1982 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter (Something Corporate), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model (Spontania)