September 1956 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 8 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 9 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • Sep 5 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Sep 7 Michael Feinstein, American pianist (Isn't It Romantic), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Diane Warren, American songwriter (Music of My Heart), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Sep 8 Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • Sep 12 Barry Andrews, British musician (League of Gentlemen), born in London
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 15 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • Sep 15 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • Sep 15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • Sep 16 Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
  • Sep 16 Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • Sep 22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Sep 22 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • Sep 23 June Forester, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 29 Suzzy Roche, rocker (Roches)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 15 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 21 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis