September 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 5 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Barry Gibb, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 5 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

Sep 5 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
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  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • Sep 24 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • Sep 29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • Sep 30 Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • Sep 30 H├ęctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63