On This Day

September 1966 in Music History

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
Singer-songwriter
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
Composer
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

Music concertMusic Concert

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


Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American heavy metal guitarist (FearFactor), born in El Centro, California
  • Sep 4 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Holly Golightly [Smith], British rock singer-songwriter, born in London
  • 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 Ian "Spike" Spice, English guitarist (IBreathe, Flash Cadillac) (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese-American rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer, born in Kaisariani, Greece
  • Sep 27 Jovanotti [Lorenzo Cherubini], Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Rome

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, American R&B bandleader and singer, dies at 56