He shares the day with some very interesting company-- https://www.thefamou...om/july-9th.php I love that that site lists him as a "mandolinist".
And, boy, does this description sure fit--
"People Born on 9th fall under the Zodiac sign, Cancer. These people are instinctively helpful. They are also incredibly passionate people and individuals born on this day tend to have the usual Cancerian emotional sensitivity. People born on this day are ruled by the planet Mars. This makes them open-minded and decisive, and they tend to learn best by hands on experience. They are very ambitious and extremely talented individuals, but you do not feel the need to have a lot of materialistic possessions. They are charming and very sociable, and making friends comes quite naturally to them."