On This Day

Birthdays in Music on September 8

  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist, born 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 (New World Symphony), 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, 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
  • 1919 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 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 composer (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor, born in Berlin

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy), 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
  • 1950 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 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)
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician, born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1958 David Lewis, American guitarist (Atlantic Starr-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American musician (Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1960 David Steele, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American musician (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 musician (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1975 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane), born in Gravesend, Kent, England
  • 1976 Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)

Person of interestPink

1979 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill), 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