Birthdays in Music on September 6

  • 1620 Isabella Leonarda, Italian religious composer, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1704)
  • 1627 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, born in Paris (d. 1706)
  • 1633 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, born in Aš, Czech Republic (d. 1676)
  • 1644 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, born in Algemesí, Spain (d. 1712)
  • 1648 Johann Schelle, German composer, born in Geising (d. 1701)
  • 1702 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, born in Wenigenehrich, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 1781 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, born in Mattsee, Austria (d. 1858)
  • 1819 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1826 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, born in Chufarovo, Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1855 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1877 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Charles "Buddy" Bolden, African-American jazz cornetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • 1882 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Emerson Whithorne, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Lyubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lovech, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1908 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Wayne Barlow, American composer, born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1923 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Keith Humble, Australian composer, born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • 1932 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1938 Joan Tower, American composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1939 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1940 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1942 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma

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1943 Roger Waters [George Roger Waters], English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1946 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands
  • 1947 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • 1948 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1952 Buddy [Steven Paul] Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1954 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1954 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Joe Smyth, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1957 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1958 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1963 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1969 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1970 Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), American electronic and experimental hip hop musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Kathy Wolfgramm, American rocker (Jets), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1972 Anika Noni Rose, American actress (Dreamgirls) and singer, born in Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • 1974 Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1976 N.O.R.E. [Victor Santiago, Jr.], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • 1976 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer, born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • 1977 Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1978 Cisco Adler, American singer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Tony Thaxton, American drummer (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • 1979 Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York
  • 1981 Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong Cantopop singer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1985 Webbie [Webster Gradney, Jr.], American rapper, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1987 Ramiele Malubay, Filipino-American singer, born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia