On This Day

September 1966 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • Sep 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK

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Sep 10 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond

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Sep 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

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Sep 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber
Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

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Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • Sep 4 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, English musician (Lush), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 8 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • Sep 12 Ben Folds, American singer and songwriter (Ben Folds Five), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Sep 14 Mike Cooley, American guitarist (Drive-By Truckers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Sep 18 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • Sep 27 Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 9 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • Sep 18 Fernand Lamy, French composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 28 Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies