September Musical Birthdays


Happy Birthday September Music Babies!

September 1: German composer Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), Country Music Hall Of Fame member Conway Twitty (1933-1993), Conductor Seiji Ozawa (1935), Soul singer Archie Bell (1944), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), Singer Gloria Estefan (1957), Jazz saxophonist Boney James (1961)

September 2: Jazz pianist/composer Horace Silver (1928-2014), Soul singer Joe Simon (1943), Soul singer/keyboardist Billy Preston (1946-2006), Grammy Award-winning DJ/music producer Zedd (1989)09 beyonce bday

September 3: Blues singer/pianist Memphis Slim (1915-1988), Blues singer/guitarist Freddie King (1934-1976), Beach Boy Al Jardine (1942), Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer (1948), Singer Jennifer Paige (1973)

September 4: Entertainer Mitzi Gaynor (1931), Soundgarden guitarist, Seattle’s Kim Thayil (1960), British DJ/music producer Mark Ronson (1975), Entertainer Beyonce (1981), Jamaican singer OMI (1986)

September 5: Avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992), Singer/songwriter John Stewart [writer of “Daydream Believer”] (1939-2008), Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), Guitarist Dweezil Zappa [son of Frank] (1969)

Queen's Freddie Mercury in 1982September 6: Blues singer/guitarist Jimmy Reed (1925-1976), Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters (1943), R&B singer Macy Gray (1967), Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan (1971), Rapper Foxy Brown (1978)

September 7: Guitarist Al Caiola (1920), Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930), Blues singer/guitarist Little Milton (1934-2005), Rock icon Buddy Holly (1936-1959), Singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde (1951), Pop composer Diane Warren (1956), French classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (1961)

September 8:  Country icon Patsy Cline (1932-1963), 09 sonny rollins bdayGrateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (1945-1973), Singer/songwriter/’Til Tuesday frontwoman Aimee Mann (1960), Singer P!nk (1979)

September 9: Jazz drummer Elvin Jones (1927-2004), Soul icon Otis Redding (1941-1967), Soul singer Dee Dee Sharp (1945), Iron Butterfly frontman Doug Ingle (1946), Entertainer Adam Sandler (1966), Singer Michael Buble (1975)

September 10: British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Blues singer/rock pioneer Roy Brown (1925-1981), 09 otis reddingJazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers (1940), Singer Jose Feliciano (1945), Aerosmith founder/guitarist Joe Perry (1950), Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker frontman David Lowery (1960), Rapper Big Daddy Kane (1968)

September 11: The Kingsmen founder Jack Ely (1943-2015), Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart (1943), Guitarist Leo Kottke (1945), DJ/musician Moby (1965), Jazz singer/pianist Harry Connick, Jr. (1967), The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft (1971), Rapper Ludacris (1977)

September 12: French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972), Country icon/Grand Ole Opry member George Jones (1931-2013), Singer Maria Muldaur (1943), Soul singer/producer Barry White (1944-2003), Rush drummer Neil Peart (1953), Singer/songwriter/pianist Ben Folds (1966), Academy Award-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson (1981)

September 13: “The Father Of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe (1911-1996), Jazz singer/composer Mel Torme (1925-1999), Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera (1944), The Church frontman/bassist Steve Kilbey (1954), Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine (1961), Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple (1977)09 amy winehouse

September 14: Country singer John Berry (1959), a-ha frontman Morten Harket (1959), Rapper Nas (1973), Singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

September 15: Country icon/Grand Ole Opry member Roy Acuff (1903-1992), Jazz saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (1928-1975), 

September 16: Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd (1925-1999), “King Of The Blues” B.B. King (1925-2015), Singer/songwriter Richard Marx (1963), Five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Marc Anthony (1968), Singer Nick Jonas (1992)

September 17: Country icon/Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Hank Williams (1923-1953), Tubes frontman Fee Waybill (1950), Gospel singer BeBe Winans (1962), Rapper Flo Rida (1979)

September 18: Singer/teen idols Jimmie Rodgers (1933) & Frankie Avalon (1940), Kansas founder Kerry Livgren (1949), The Jayhawks frontman Mark Olson (1961), Rapper/TV host Xzibit (1974)

09 joe perrySeptember 19: Soul singer/Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Brook Benton (1931-1988), Beatles manager Brian Epstein (1934-1967), Righteous Brother Bill Medley (1940), Pop composer Paul Williams (1940), Singer “Mama” Cass Elliot (1941-1974), Country singer/Grand Ole Opry member Trisha Yearwood (1964)

September 20: Singer Gogi Grant (1924-2016), Jazz vocalist/guitarist Jackie Paris (1924-2004), Dramarama frontman John Easdale (1961),  Soundgarden bassist, Seattle native Ben Shepherd (1968)

September 21: British composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934), Canadian singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen (1934), Eagles guitarist Don Felder (1947), Country singer Faith Hill (1967), Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher (1972)

September 22: Singer Joni James (1930), Nigerian singer/World Music pioneer King Sunny Ade (1946), 09 ray charlesWhitesnake frontman David Coverdale (1951), Singer Debby Boone [daughter of Pat] (1956), Concrete Blonde frontwoman Johnette Napolitano (1957), Australian singer/composer Nick Cave (1957), Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli (1958), Rock singer/guitarist Joan Jett (1958), Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara (1981)

September 23: Boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons (1907-1949), Iconic jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967), “The Genius Of Soul” Ray Charles (1930-2004), Latin singing icon Julio Iglesias (1943), “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen (1949), Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco (1970)

September 24: Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss (1965), New Zealander singer/songwriter Liam Finn [son of Neil] (1983)09 bruce springsteen

September 25: Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982), Rapper/actor Will Smith (1968), Singer/producer Santigold (1976), Singer/producer Ryan Leslie (1978), Rapper T.I. (1980)

September 26: Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937), Country singer David Frizzell (1941), Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (1948), Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon (1967-1995), Singer/actress Christina Milian (1981)

September 27: The Guess Who guitarist/Bachman-Turner Overdrive frontman Randy Bachman (1943), Entertainer Meat Loaf (1947), Entertainer/teen idol Shaun Cassidy (1958), Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins (1964), Sleater-Kinney frontwoman/”Portlandia” creator, Seattle’s Carrie Brownstein (1974), Rapper Li’l Wayne (1982), Singer Avril Lavigne (1984)

09 meatloafSeptember 28: TV host Ed Sullivan (1901-1974), Entertainer Moon Zappa [daughter of Frank] (1967), Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur (1971), Singer/actress Hilary Duff (1987)

September 29: Singing cowboy Gene Autry (1907-1998), Rock pioneer/“The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), French jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (1942), Suede frontman Brett Anderson (1967)

September 30: Jazz drummer/bandleader Buddy Rich (1917-1987), Singer Johnny Mathis (1935), T. Rex frontman/guitarist Marc Bolan (1947-1977), Phish founder/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), Rapper/producer T-Pain (1985)

 

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