On This Day

September 1942 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys - "Help Me Rhonda"; "Sloop John B."), born in Lima, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 5 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Dave Bargeron, American jazz-rock trombonist and tuba player (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Mel McDaniel, American country singer ("Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"), born in Checotah, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • Sep 8 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 8 Chuck Plotkin, American recording engineer and producer (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 9 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 9 Luther Simmons, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Danny Hutton, Irish-American rock vocalist (Three Dog Night - "One"; "Joy To The World"; "Black And White"), born in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy; A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Sep 12 Tomés Marco, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 13 Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin, USSR (now Estonia) (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, English rock bassist (Hollies), born in Brierfield, England
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American pop and soul singer ("Band Of Gold") and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Daniel Perlongo, American classical music composer, and educator, born in Gaastra, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Jeremy Steig, American jazz flutist ("Howlin' for Judy"; "Wayfaring Stranger"), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - "My Boyfriend's Back"), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer ("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz-fusion electric violinist (Frank Zappa; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Cosmic Messenger; Tchokola), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 30 (Angus) "Gus" Dudgeon, British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)