September 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 11 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
  • Sep 15 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • Sep 17 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • Sep 4 Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders)
  • Sep 5 Jamie Oldaker, American musician (461 Oceans Boulevard), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 7 Chrissie Hynde, American rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Morris Albert [Maurício Alberto Kaisermann], Brazilian singer (Feelings), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sep 7 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • Sep 9 Corry Konings, Dutch singer
  • Sep 9 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • Sep 10 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • Sep 25 Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Sep 26 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
  • Sep 27 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • Sep 9 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • Sep 10 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Fritz Busch, German conductor, dies at 61
  • Sep 15 Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 17 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)