On This Day

September 1941 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Billy Hawks [Hawkes], American R&B and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 6 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), born in Hammersmith, London, England (d. 2008)
  • Sep 8 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 9 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Sep 9 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)

Person of interestOtis Redding

Sep 9 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter ("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"; "Respect"), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • Sep 12 Hans-Karsten Raecke, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany
  • Sep 13 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • Sep 14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2020)
  • Sep 15 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane ("Chauffeur Blues"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Sep 18 Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Icelandic cellist, and composer (Herma), born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • Sep 19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American pop vocalist (Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"; "Mondy, Monday"; solo -"Dream A little Dream Of Me"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • Sep 21 Tony Moon, American doo-wop singer, arranger, guitarist (Dante & the Evergreens - "Alley Oop"), producer, and songwriter ("Soldier of Love"), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestLinda McCartney

Sep 24 Linda McCartney (née Eastman), American photographer and musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in New York City (d. 1998)

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • Sep 26 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods - "Let's Get Together"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • Sep 29 Don Nix, American 'Memphis Soul' saxophonist (Last Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee