September 1952 in Music History

Events in Music


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

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Graham Maby, British session and touring bassist (Joe Jackson; They Might Be Giants; Natalie Merchant; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • Sep 6 (Steven) "Buddy" Miller, American folk and country singer-songwriter, 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)

Dave Stewart (71 years old)

Sep 9 British 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 rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom"), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Sep 13 Don Was [Fagenson], American singer, bass player (Was (Not Was) - "Walk The Dinosaur"), record producer (Bonnie Raitt; B-52s; Bob Dylan; Ringo Starr; Rolling Stones), record label executive (Blue Note); and documentary film maker (I Just Wasn't Made for These Times), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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) -"Y.M.C.A."), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 15 Kelly Keagy, American rock drummer and vocalist (Night Ranger - "Sister Christian"), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 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 (Chic - "Le Freak"), and music producer (Sister Sledge; David Bowie -"Let's Dance"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Sep 19 Rhys Chatham, American guitarist, trumpeter, and composer (An Angel Moves Too Fast To See; A Crimson Grail), 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 singer-songwriter (Heavy Metal Kids), and actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet), born in Clapham, London, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz and 'tuku' singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sarawoga; Tolerance; Tuku Music), born in Highfield, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2019) [1]
  • Sep 23 Rolf Smedvig, American classical trumpet player (Boston Symphony, 1971-81; Empire Brass, 1972-2015), and educator (Boston University), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2015)
  • 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

Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

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

  • Sep 6 Jose Forns y Cuadras, Spanish composer and teacher, dies at 54
  • Sep 28 Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, dies at 68