September 1950 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 9 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • Sep 9 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German electronic musician (Neu!; Kraftwerk; Harmonia; Cluster), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • Sep 3 Aaron "A-Train" Smith, American drummer (The Temptations; Romeo Void), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 3 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, American session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 8 Zachary Richard, American Cajun and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player, born in Scott, Louisiana
  • Sep 9 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • Sep 10 Don Powell, English rock drummer (Slade), born in Bilston, England
  • Sep 10 Joe Perry, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Sep 14 Doug Rauch, American rock and jazz-fusion bassist (Santana, 1972-74), born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • Sep 14 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Sep 16 David Bellamy, American singer (The Bellamy Brothers - "Let Your Love Flow"), born in Darby, Florida
  • Sep 17 [John] Fee Waybill, American rock snger and songwriter (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 18 Carl Verbraeken, Belgian composer, born in Wilrijk, Belgium
  • Sep 19 Keith Grimwood, American folk, rock, classical, and family music double bassist, and singer-songwriter (Trout Fishing In America - "No Matter What Goes Right"), born in Texas
  • Sep 19 Stanley Sheldon, American bass guitar player (Peter Frampton), born in 1950 in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Sep 20 Loredana Bertè, Italian singer and 2nd ex-wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 22 (Kirill) "Kirka" Babitzin, Finnish pop-rock singer ("Hetki Lyö" (Beat the Clock)), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2007)
  • Sep 22 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 24 Emilio Castillo, American saxophone player, composer, and bandleader (Tower of Power), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 26 Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), born in High Ham, Somerset, England (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Linda Lewis [Fredericks], British pop-rock-soul singer- songwriter, and guitarist ("Rock-a-Doodle-Doo"), born in West Ham, Essex, England
  • Sep 28 Laurie Lewis, American folk musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc - I'm Not In Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 30 Renato Zero [Fiacchini], Italian pop, rock and soul singer (Madame), born in Rome

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Al Killian, American big band and swing jazz trumpeter, and occasional bandleader, murdered by his landlord at 33
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Palm, Curaçaoan pianist and composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 15 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, dies at 79