September 1961 in Music

Events in Music


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Sep 14 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of CP of USSR

  • Sep 26 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • Sep 28 "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway

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Sep 29 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
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Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Sep 6 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 6 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Sep 7 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • Sep 11 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 12 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 12 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer, born in Mosul, Iraq
  • Sep 13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • Sep 13 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • Sep 17 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Sep 27 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 30 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
  • Sep 21 Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65