On This Day

September 1944 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 28 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Archie Bell, American singer (& the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Henderson, Texas
  • Sep 1 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (Detroit Symphony), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 4 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • Sep 8 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British operatic baritone singer, born in Seaham Harbour, England

Person of interestBarry White

Sep 12 Barry White [Carter], American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Sep 12 Colin Young, Barbadian-British singer (The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Barbados, West Indies
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, American dancer and actress (Bluebeard), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • Sep 16 Betty Kelly, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • Sep 18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • Sep 25 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • Sep 30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 František Drdla, Czech composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 7 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 26 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist ad critic, dies at 64