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 2 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), born in Vladimirci, German-occupied Serbia (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"). born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2020)
  • 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; Planet Drum), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • Sep 11 Paul Riser, American session trombonist and musical arranger (Motown's "Funk Brothers"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 12 Maria Muldaur, American folk-blues-pop 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 [Antonia Basilotta], American singer (Mickey), and choreographer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • Sep 23 Walter Scott, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 23 Steve Boone, American rock bassist and vocalist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"), born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Sep 23 Wallace "Scotty" Scott, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 25 (Jules) Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association - "Cherish"), 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, American rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • Sep 27 Randy Bachman, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who - "American Woman"; Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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 30 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Deaths in Music

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