On This Day

September 1927 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 6 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 12 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St, NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Tommy Evans, American doo-wop, and R&B singer (Drifters, 1956-62 - "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in Wayne County, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Sep 2 Tzvi Avni, Israeli classical composer (Meditations On A Drama), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Sep 6 Keith Humble, Australian composer, born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden, Wiltshire (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Sep 8 Harmonica Fats [Harvey Blackston], American blues session and touring harmonica player ("Tore Up"), born in McDade, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • Sep 8 Charles "Specs" Wright, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; Cannonball Adderly; Red Garland) born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia (d. 1963)
  • Sep 9 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Sep 20 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • Sep 20 Keith "Red" Mitchell, American jazz double bassist, composer, and lyricist (Hampton Hawes; André Previn), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • Sep 21 Ward Swingle, American vocalist, jazz musician, composer, arranger, and conductor (The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sebastian Bach), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Sep 25 Sir Colin Davis, British conductor (Covent Garden, 1970-85; Bavarian Radio Symphony, 1983-93; London Symphony, 1995-2006), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 2013)
  • Sep 26 Romano Mussolini, Italian jazz pianist, and bandleader, born in Villa Carpena, Forlì, Kingdom Of Italy (d. 2006)
  • Sep 27 Boris Porena, Italian composer, poet, and writer, born in Rome
  • Sep 27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues Harmonica Player, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Sep 30 Hossein Dehlavi, Persian composer, conductor and teacher (Sarbaz; Plectrum Orchestra), born in Tehran, Persia (d. 2019)

Deaths in Music

Isadora Duncan

Sep 14 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel

  • Sep 22 Giannotto Bastianelli, Italian musician and composer, dies at 44