On This Day

September 1952 in Music History

Events in Music


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Sep 12 Noël Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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Sep 23 "Kaw-Liga" single recorded by Hank Williams

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 6 Buddy [Steven Paul] Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Sep 6 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Sep 8 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • Sep 9 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 9 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • Sep 12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (America - "Sister Golden Hair"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 12 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 13 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People (Cowboy)), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 13 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 15 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Sep 17 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), born in Richland, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 19 Rhys Chatham, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 21 Dave Gregory, British rock guitarist (XTC; Big Big Train), born in Swindon, England
  • Sep 22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), born in Highfield, Zimbabwe (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Sep 30 Frank Zincavage, American new wave bassist (Romeo Void - "Never Say Never")
  • Sep 30 John Lombardo, American songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

Sep 6 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Sep 28 Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, dies at 68