September 1925 in Music History

Events in Music

Musical Finale

Sep 12 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's 1st collaborative musical "Lady, Be Good!", featuring siblings Fred Astaire and Adelle Astaire as a brother and sister dance team, closes at the Liberty Theatre, NYC, after 330 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • Sep 1 Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Sep 2 Hugo Montenegro, American composer, arranger, and orchestra leader, born in New York City (d. 1981)
  • Sep 3 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • Sep 6 Eddie Duran, American jazz guitarist (Vince Guaraldi; Cal Tjader; Benny Goodman), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2019)
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • Sep 8 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Sep 8 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Sep 8 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Skálar, Iceland (d. 2005)
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, American soul singer ("Good Rockin' Tonight"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • Sep 11 Alan Bergman American Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning lyricist, with wife Marilyn ("The Way We Were"; "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"; "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Ashley Heenan, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Sep 11 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • Sep 13 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • Sep 13 Mel Tormé, American jazz singer, known as 'The Velvet Fog' and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 15 Gösta Jonsson, Swedish saxophonist, accordion player and bandleader, born in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • Sep 16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)

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Sep 16 American blues guitarist and singer ("The Thrill is Gone"), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi

  • Sep 17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 (Ulysses) Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins; The Coasters), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • Sep 25 Pete Murray [James], British pop music BBC radio dj and television presenter, born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Marty Robbins, American country singer ("El Paso"; "Devil Woman"; "I Walk Alone"), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • Sep 30 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 15 Leonard Borwick, English concert pianist, dies at 57
  • Sep 16 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52