On This Day

September 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 29 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8 in US; #18 in UK

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Armi Aavikko, Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland) (d. 2002)
  • Sep 4 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 5 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg
  • Sep 6 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • Sep 6 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 7 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr - "Touch A Four Leaf Clover"; "Always"), born in White Plains, New York
  • Sep 8 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Sep 11 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council - "You're The Best Thing"; "My Ever Changing Moods"), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Sep 15 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 16 Terry McBride, American singer (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count on You"), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 17 Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2007-present), born in Nenzing, Austria
  • Sep 19 Lita Ford, English-American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Runaways - "Cherry Bomb"; solo - "Kiss Me Deadly"), born in London, England
  • Sep 22 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Andrea Bocelli

Sep 22 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

  • Sep 23 Danielle Dax, British avant-garde rock musician, producer and album art designer, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Sep 26 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • Sep 27 Shaun Cassidy, American singer ("Da Doo Ron Ron"), actor (Hardy Boys), television writer and producer (American Gothic; New Amsterdam), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer ("When Words Fail"), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • Sep 28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • Sep 28 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player ("Tempted"; "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Sep 30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (d. 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Herbie Fields [Bernfeld], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader ("Dardanella"), dies from an intentional overdose of sleeping pills at 39
  • Sep 28 Aare Merikanto, Finnish composer (Juha; Schott Concerto), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Sep 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (Lemminkäinen; Juha; Schott Concerto), dies at 65