September 1959 in Music

Events in Music

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

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
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • Sep 9 Eric Serra, French composer
  • Sep 14 Morten Harket, Norwegian rocker (Aha-Take on Me), born in Kongsberg, Norway
  • Sep 21 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 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 Trzetrzelevska, Polish jazz singer (Time & Life)

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, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34