September 1939 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Sep 2 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 5 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 6 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 [Benjamin] Latimore, American singer (Let's Straighten It Out), born in Charleston, Tennessee
  • Sep 8 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 10 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • Sep 10 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Sep 12 Phillip Ramey, American composer, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 17 Lamonte McLemore, American rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter (Angel on My Shoulder, Cast Your Fate to the Wind), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 18 Naresh Sohal, Indian composer, born in Punjab, India
  • Sep 23 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • Sep 24 Sonny Turner, American singer (The Platters, The Metrotones), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Sep 25 Joseph Jesse Russell, American singer (Slip Sliding Away), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Sep 29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 28 Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74