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September 1960 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Sep 12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Sep 17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Sep 19 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • Sep 28 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • Sep 29 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • Sep 29 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 8 David Steele, British musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • Sep 8 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 10 David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 11 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F-111), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • Sep 15 Michel "Mitch" Dorge, Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies) born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 23 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • Sep 28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75
  • Sep 9 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • Sep 12 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • Sep 17 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 20 Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 24 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), dies at 55