On This Day

September 1943 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Joe Simon, American singer (Power of Love)
  • Sep 2 Rosalind Ashford, American rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas - "Heat Wave"; "Dancing In The Street"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 5 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestRoger Waters

Sep 6 [George] Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall"), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Sep 7 Gloria Gaynor [Fowles], American disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 7 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • Sep 10 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble), born on Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2019)
  • Sep 11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • Sep 12 Maria Muldaur, American singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Sep 18 Michael Vetter, German composer, born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 Roek Williams [Willemze], Dutch singer (Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats), born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 21 David Hood, American bassist and trombonist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Traffic), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • Sep 22 Toni Basil, American singer
  • Sep 23 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • Sep 23 Walter Scott, American singer (Whispers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 25 Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Sep 27 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • Sep 27 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
  • Sep 27 Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
  • Sep 27 Maxwell Boyce, Welsh comedian and singer, born in Glynneath, Wales
  • Sep 28 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Sep 29 Manuel Fernandez, rocker
  • Sep 30 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 27 Waclaw Gieburowski, Polish composer, dies at 65