September 1968 in Music

Events in Music


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Sep 6 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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Sep 8 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
  • Sep 24 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
  • Sep 28 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
  • Sep 28 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances
  • Sep 28 Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

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Sep 28 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child"

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 7 Kyle Stevens, NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Sep 10 Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • Sep 11 Kay Hanley, American musician
  • Sep 12 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry), born in Richmond, California
  • Sep 16 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • Sep 17 Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian)
  • Sep 17 Anastacia, American singer
  • Sep 18 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 20 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • Sep 21 Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
  • Sep 21 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)

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Sep 25 Will Smith, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 28 Bess Singh, [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • Sep 29 Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Sep 29 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)

Weddings in Music


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Sep 30 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 5 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 6 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67