On This Day

September 1941 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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), 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 composer, born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • Sep 19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • Sep 21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestLinda McCartney

Sep 24 Linda McCartney [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), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • Sep 29 Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)