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September 1959 in Music History

Events in Music


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Sep 11 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Sep 7 Jermaine Stewart, American R&B singer (We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • Sep 9 Éric Serra, French musician and composer, born in Saint-Mandé, France
  • Sep 14 Morten Harket, Norwegian rocker (Aha-Take on Me), born in Kongsberg, Norway
  • Sep 21 Corrinne Drewery, British singer-songwriter (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Nottingham, Engalnd
  • Sep 23 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), born in the US (d. 2004)
  • Sep 28 Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Sep 30 Basia [Barbara Stanisława Trzetrzelewska], Polish jazz and pop singer (Time and Tide), born in Jaworzno, Poland

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 9 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 25 Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34