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 Elmer Schoebel, American jazz pianist, arranger (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Isham Jones), and composer ("Farewell Blues"; "Prince Of Wails"), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • 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)

Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers (1897-1933)

American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi

  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American character actress and dancer (Funny Side; Little House On The Prairie), born in Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Alfio Grasso, Italian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Lentini, Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)
  • 1914 Dave Bowman, American jazz and studio pianist (Jack Teagarden; Bud Freeman; Perry Como), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1964)
  • 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)
  • 1921 Norris Turney, American jazz flute and saxophone player (Billy Eckstine, 1947-48; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1968-73), born in Wilmington, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1924 Gracie Cole, British jazz trumpeter (Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band), and bandleader, born in Rowlands Gill, Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (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 Charles "Specs" Wright, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; Cannonball Adderly; Red Garland), born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia (d. 1963)
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Harmonica Fats [Harvey Blackston], American blues session and touring harmonica player ("Tore Up"), born in McDade, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin
  • 1931 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2010)

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline (1932-1963)

American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia

  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 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-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (You Don't Treat Me Right), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020) [some sources cite Loughman, Florida]
  • 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 Chuck Plotkin, American recording engineer and producer (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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 rock singer, harmonica player, and occasional keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1965-72), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • 1947 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), born in Arbroath, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1950 Will Lee, American session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), 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 "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 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
  • 1959 [David] Sara Davis Buechner, American-Canadian concert pianist, music editor, and educator (Temple University), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1960 David Steele, British musician (The Beat; Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1962 Cecilia Coleman, American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Long Beach, California
  • 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 Lars Vogt, German concert pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Düren, West Germany (d. 2022)
  • 1970 Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1971 Ross Childress, American guitarist (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 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

P!nkP!nk (43 years old)

1979 American singer ("Get the Party Started"; "Try"; "Just Give Me A Reason"), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

  • 1981 Alex Lofoco, Italian jazz-fusion bassist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1981 Etsuko Tajima, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer, born in Tokyo, Japan

AviciiAvicii (1989-2018)

Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer ("Levels"; "Wake Me Up"; "Sunshine"), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1989 Wiz Khalifa [Cameron Thomaz] American rapper (See You Again), born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 2000 Shane Dylan, American jazz-hip-hop pianist composer, and record producer, born in Boston, Massachusetts