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)

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", born in Ansfelden, Austria

  • 1843 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Austrian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1941)
  • 1891 Sam Lanin, American sweet jazz arranger and bandleader (Roseland Orchestra; The Ipana Troubadors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud (1892-1974)

French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France

  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer and pedagogue, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1918 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Jimmie Lunceford; Duke Ellington), orchestra leader, and teacher, born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Harold "Shot" Jackson, American country dobro player, and pedal steel guitarist (Roy Acuff), and guitar designer and builder (Sho-Bud), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 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
  • 1965 Greg Fidelman, American guitarist, sound engineer (Rick Rubin productions), and record producer (Metallica)
  • 1966 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • 1969 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, Wales
  • 1970 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1974 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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

BeyoncéBeyoncé (41 years old)

1981 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 Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and BAFTA Award 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
  • 1991 Dwayne Verheyden, Dutch conjunto and Tejano accordionist (TexMeXplosion), born in Montfort, Netherlands