September 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 6 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • Sep 14 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

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Sep 27 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Sep 30 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 6 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 13 Ted Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 14 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • Sep 16 Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • Sep 16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • Sep 21 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)
  • Sep 26 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 26 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Sep 28 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • Sep 30 Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 9 Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • Sep 11 Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian composer, dies at 56