On This Day

Musicians Born 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 (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and composer (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, USSR (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
  • 1938 Henry Diltz, American music photographer (Woodstock; Monterey Pop Festival; album covers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 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
  • 1941 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), born in Hammersmith, London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Dave Bargeron, American jazz-rock trombonist and tuba player (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 (d. 2011)

Person of interestRoger Waters

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

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

  • 1945 Petr Novák, Czech musician (George and Beatovens, Flamengo), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1997)
  • 1946 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

1947 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.
  • 1948 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1952 Buddy [Steven Paul] Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1952 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1954 Banner Thomas, American rock bassist (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, Welsh 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 (Missa Solis- Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Scott Travis, American drummer (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1962 Doug Boyle, English guitarist and composer (Robert Plant; Nigel Kennedy), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
  • 1963 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1967 Macy Gray [Natalie McIntyre], American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("I Try"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 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 Kathi 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
  • 1980 Kerry Katona, British singer-songwriter (Atomic Kitten), born in Warrington, Cheshire, England
  • 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