September 1934 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)


Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Michael Sahl, composer
  • Sep 3 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • Sep 3 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Peter Maxwell Davies, composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Larry Sitsky, composer
  • Sep 10 Vassil Kazandjiev, Bulgarian composer, born in Rousse
  • Sep 11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • Sep 19 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

Sep 21 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Sep 26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 30 Udo J├╝rgens, Austrian singer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), is shot at 26
  • Sep 2 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 10 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 15 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69