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Musicians Born on September 4

  • 1622 Jacob Hintze, German composer, born in Bernau (d. 1702)
  • 1815 Mihály Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Boldogasszony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1870)
  • 1816 François Bazin, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1878)

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

1824 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", born in Ansfelden, Austria (d. 1896)

Composer Anton Bruckner
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Anton Bruckner
  • 1843 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Austrian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1941)

Person of interestDarius Milhaud

1892 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France (d. 1974)

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud
  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1906 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1918 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 Ora Bat Chaim, Israeli cellist and composer born in Ramat Gan, Israel

  • 1942 Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • 1945 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)
  • 1946 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • 1946 Greg Elmore, American rock drummer (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Coronado Naval Air Station, California
  • 1948 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • 1949 Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time; Dragonfly), born in Nova Gradiška, Croatia
  • 1951 Martin Chambers, English rock drummer (Pretenders), born in Hereford, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1958 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1964 René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • 1966 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • 1969 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1974 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1974 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Mark Ronson, British-American musician, songwriter and DJ (Uptown Funk), born in London, England
  • 1976 Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Lucie Silvas [Silverman], British singer-songwriter, born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1979 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese classical, religious, film and video game composer (Requiem to Inês de Castro), born in Funchal, Portugal
  • 1979 Poo Bear [Jason Boyd], American songwriter and record producer (Justin Bieber; Lupe Fiasco; Mariah Carey; Zac Brown), born in New Haven Connecticut
  • 1980 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese pop singer, born in Kure, Japan

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

1981 Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1981 Lacey Sturm, American rock singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1982 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Icelandic cellist and composer specializing in film scores (Chernobyl; The Joker), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1983 Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol and singer-songwriter (KAT-TUN), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress and singer-songwriter, born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • 1990 James Bay, British singer-songwriter (Chaos and the Calm), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England