On This Day

September 1963 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Sep 1 Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel

Music History

Sep 6 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

  • Sep 28 "Little Deuce Coupe" single by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • Sep 28 Novelty song "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells, from Villas, New Jersey, peaks at #16
  • Sep 28 "Nick Teen & Al K. Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • Sep 28 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts, a one-hit wonder from the Bronx, NYC, peaks at #2
  • Sep 28 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • Sep 28 NYC DJ "Murray The K" plays The Beatles "She Loves You" on the radio

Music History

Sep 29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

  • Sep 30 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN - "Bad Bad Woman")
  • Sep 4 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Sep 6 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 7 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood; Scream; Operation Petticoat - "Stovall"), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • Sep 10 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and drummer (The Descendants), born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 16 Richard Marx, American rock musician ("Hold on to the Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Sep 18 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 19 Jarvis Cocker, British pop singer-songwriter (Pulp - "Common People"), and radio personality, born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 30 Arnold Foster, English composer, dies at 66