On This Day

September 1926 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Ernie Henry, American jazz saxophonist (Fats Navarro; Dizzy Gillespie; Illinois Jacquet), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1957)
  • Sep 5 Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Romanian composer and educator Bucharest Conservatory (1962-2003), born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
  • Sep 6 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Sep 7 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Sep 16 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist, composer (Na shledanou v Praze (Good-bye in Prague); Moonscape), conductor, and educator (University of Sydney, 1960-91), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2011)
  • Sep 17 Bill Black, American rock bassist, and bandleader who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Sep 17 (Eugene) "Brother Jack" McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Wills, British organist and composer ("God and Music"), and educator, born in Coventry, England
  • Sep 21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Bill Smith, American classical and jazz composer and clarinetist (played with Dave Brubeck), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)

John Coltrane

Sep 23 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Sep 26 Giuseppe Chiari, Italian artist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Sep 26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • Sep 26 Julie London, American pop singer ("Cry Me A River"), and actress (Emergency - "Nurse MaColl"), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 12 Edmund Jenkins, American clarinetist and composer (Charlestonia; Afram), dies at 32