On This Day

September 1947 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Recording

Sep 13 T-Bone Walker records his biggest hit "Call it Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" in Hollywood, California

  • Sep 27 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • Sep 29 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 5 (George) "Buddy" Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag; Band of Gypsies), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Sep 5 Mel Collins, British rock saxophonist (King Crimson), born in Isle of Man

Sylvester James Jr.

Sep 6 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter ("Do Ya Wanna Funk"), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)

  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • Sep 8 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Sep 8 Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), born in Arbroath, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • Sep 9 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Gerry Conway, British drummer and percussionist (Cat Stevens; Fairport Convention), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
  • Sep 14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Sep 19 (Lawrence) "Lol" Creme, English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"), and music video producer, born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 19 Ray Cooper, British percussionist (Elton John; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Sep 20 Billy Bang [William Walker], American free jazz violinist and composer, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2011)
  • Sep 21 Don Felder, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Eagles, 1974-2001 - "Hotel California"), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 21 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto; Queen;The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 23 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, English rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • Sep 25 Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer ("Rose Garden"), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter ("Bat Out of Hell"; Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer ("Answer Me"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, British rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex - "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"; "Jeepster"), born in London (d. 1977)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, American hymn composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58