Birthdays in Music on September 3

  • 1568 Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer, 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 composer, 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)
  • 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)
  • 1925 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1933 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Tompall Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • 1934 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1935 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1945 George Biondo, American rock musician (Steppenwolf), 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), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1950 Aaron Smith, American rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1950 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois

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1955 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

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  • 1964 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer
  • 1965 Todd Lewis, musician (Toadies)
  • 1973 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • 1978 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
  • 1979 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1980 The B.G., American rapper
  • 1980 Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41)
  • 1982 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model