On This Day

Birthdays in Music on September 7

  • 1631 Clemens Thieme, German composer, born in Grossdittmannsdorf (d. 1668)
  • 1635 Paul Esterhazy, Hungarian prince, composer and patron, born in Eisenstadt (d. 1713)
  • 1703 Jean Monnet, French composer, born in Condrieu, Rhône (d. 1785)
  • 1726 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, born in Dreux, France (d. 1795)
  • 1731 Damasus Brosmann, Moravian composer, born in Fulnek, Czech Republic (d. 1798)
  • 1731 Elisabetta de Gambarini, English composer, born in Holles Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1765)
  • 1739 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • 1777 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer, born in Schneeberg, Saxony (d. 1844)
  • 1784 František Max Kníže, Czech composer, born in Drahelčice Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • 1864 Giovanni Tebaldini, Italian composer, born in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1867 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, born in Mineral Ridge, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1880 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • 1880 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, born in Lettin (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, born in İzmir, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1994)

  • 1909 Jo Juda, Dutch musician (1st concertmaster of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, Russian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1924 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden, Wiltshire (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer, born in Ħamrun, Malta (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)

Person of interestBuddy Holly

1936 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • 1936 Romualds Kalsons, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1937 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1939 [Benjamin] Latimore, American singer (Let's Straighten It Out), born in Charleston, Tennessee
  • 1943 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • 1945 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1946 Alfa Anderson, American rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Gloria Gaynor, American disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestChrissie Hynde

1951 Chrissie Hynde, American rocker (The Pretenders), born in Akron, Ohio

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde
  • 1951 Morris Albert [Maurício Alberto Kaisermann], Brazilian singer (Feelings), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1951 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Ben Bossi, American rocker (Romeo Void), born in San Francsico, California
  • 1953 Michael Byron, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1956 Michael Feinstein, American pianist (Isn't It Romantic), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1956 Diane Warren, American songwriter (Music of My Heart), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1957 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1958 Nadieh, Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1959 Jermaine Stewart, American R&B singer (We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1961 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1961 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1963 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper, born in Compton, California (d. 1995)
  • 1963 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • 1966 Christopher Acland, English musician (Lush), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1996)
  • 1968 Kyle Stevens, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1969 Jimmy Urine, American singer (Mindless Self Indulgence), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 G[eneral] A[ustin], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1981 Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones), born in Florence, Mississippi
  • 1986 Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky), born in Miami, Florida