September 1953 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 8 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • Sep 12 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Sep 19 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • Sep 24 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 John Zorn, American musician
  • Sep 5 Paulie Carmen, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist
  • Sep 7 Ben Bossi, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 7 Michael Byron, composer
  • Sep 11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx)
  • Sep 14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 15 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • Sep 16 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • Sep 16 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • Sep 20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Sep 25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
  • Sep 26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer
  • Sep 27 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
  • Sep 28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • Sep 30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 24 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 15 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • Sep 17 Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
  • Sep 21 Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75