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Musicians Born on September 8

  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer, baptized in Reims, France (d. 1703)
  • 1736 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1756 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1767 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, born in Lahm, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1779 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1853)
  • 1792 Joseph Netherclift, English composer (d. 1863)
  • 1824 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • 1827 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)
  • 1841 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavonic Dances; New World Symphony; Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104), born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1863 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1934)
  • 1870 Hermann Hans Wetzler, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1896 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

1897 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Skálar, Iceland (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • 1934 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • 1935 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • 1942 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)

  • 1945 Kelly Groucutt, English musician (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Coseley, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1947 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1950 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1950 Zachary Richard, American Cajun and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player, born in Scott, Louisiana
  • 1951 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • 1952 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1955 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1956 "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1958 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr-Touch A Four Leaf Clover; Always), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1960 David Steele, British musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1962 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1964 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • 1970 Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1975 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane), born in Gravesend, Kent, England
  • 1976 Brendan Kelly, American punk rock bassist and singer (The Lawrence Arms), born in Missouri

Person of interestPink

1979 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started; Try; Just Give Me A Reason), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • 1989 Wiz Khalifa [Cameron Thomaz] American rapper (See You Again), born in Minot, North Dakota

Person of interestAvicii

1989 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2018)

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii