On This Day

September 1955 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 6 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater, NYC; runs for 23 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Sep 14 Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti" at J & M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • Sep 17 Sammy Fain and Dan Shapiro's musical comedy "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC. after 176 performances
  • Sep 24 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 23 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Bruce Foxton, British rock bassist and songwriter (The Jam - "Going Underground"), born in Woking, Surrey, England

Person of interestSteve Jones

Sep 3 Steve Jones, British punk rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Sep 8 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 10 Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer (Mr Mister - "Broken Wings"; King Crimson, 1994-present), born in Chico, California
  • Sep 11 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Joe Morris, American jazz, avant-garde, and improvisational guitarist, banjolele player, ("Today On Earth"), and educator (New England Conservatory) born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 16 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer, born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor (Pirates of Penzance), and singer ("You Take My Breath Away"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter ("Senza una Donna" - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Sep 25 Steven Severin {Bailey], British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees), born in Highgate, London, England
  • Sep 26 Carlene Carter, American country singer ("I Fell in Love"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 28 Kenny Kirkland, American jazz pianist (Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis) and funk keyboardist (Buckshot Lefonque), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1998)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), born in Belfast, Northern, Ireland (d. 1994)

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 18 American actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds American singer Eddie Fisher (27); divorce in 1959

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, dies at 60