On This Day

Musicians Born on September 9

  • 1583 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)
  • 1618 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, born in Martorell (d. 1680)
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, born in Munich (d. 1716)
  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1840 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)
  • 1850 Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1902)
  • 1865 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight (d. 1934)
  • 1872 Josef Stránský, Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23), born in Humpolec, Bohemia (d. 1936)
  • 1872 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator (Harvard, 1908-40), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Jesús Castillo, Guatemalan composer (Quiché Vinak), born in San Juan Ostuncalco (d. 1946)
  • 1892 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator, born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), born in London (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)

  • 1907 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Andrzej Dobrowolski, Polish classical and experimental composer, born in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine) (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1936 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, born in Hargelsberg, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1941 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)

Person of interestOtis Redding

1941 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1942 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942 Luther Simmons, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • 1947 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • 1947 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1950 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • 1951 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • 1952 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1952 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1952 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1957 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1959 Éric Serra, French musician and composer, born in Saint-Mandé, France
  • 1974 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1974 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer-songwriter and musician, born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor (Crazy Love), born in Burnaby, Canada
  • 1976 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1977 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)
  • 1982 Ai Otsuka, Japanese pop singer and songwriter ("Sakuranbo"), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1990 Magnus Larsson, Danish rock bassist (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Denmark