On This Day

September 1930 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Sep 24 Noël Coward's play "Private Lives" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, American composer and teacher, born in Plattsburg, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestRay Charles

Sep 23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music ("Georgia On My Mind"; "Mess Around"; "Hit The Road, Jack") born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Sep 25 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter ("A Boy Named Sue"; "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Tommy Collins [Leonard Sipes], American country singer-songwriter ("Don't Growl"), born in Bethany, Oklahoma (d. 2000)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], American singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby