September 1945 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 3 Mike Harrison, keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Sep 4 Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist
  • Sep 5 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 7 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands
  • Sep 8 Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • Sep 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • Sep 9 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • Sep 11 Leo Kottke, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Sep 12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 12 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Alain Louvier, composer
  • Sep 15 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen)
  • Sep 19 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 20 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • Sep 23 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 25 Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • Sep 26 Bryan Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Sep 26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • Sep 27 Misha Dichter, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 10 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 15 Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 16 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • Sep 18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • Sep 26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64