On This Day

September 1932 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 2 Emil Richards [Radocchia], American session and touring vibraphonist and percussionist [George Shearing; Frank Sinatra; Lalo Schifrin; Frank Zappa; George Harrison; Harry Partch; Shadowfax), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2019)
  • Sep 3 (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)

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Sep 8 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

  • Sep 11 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Bronius Kutavičius, Lithuanian composer (The Gates of Jerusalem; Lokys) and teacher (Čiurlionis School of Art, 1975-2000), born in Molainiai, Lithuania (d. 2021)
  • Sep 21 Don Preston, American rock and jazz keyboard player (Mothers Of Invention/Frank Zappa, 1966-74), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • Sep 25 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 27 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Jeremy Isaacs, Scottish TV executive (Channel 4) and director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 10 Percy Fletcher, British composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 13 Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Jean Cras, French composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 15 Charles H. Gabriel, American gospel composer, dies at 76