On This Day

September 1969 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 6 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 1166 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 13 Plastic Ono Band's 1st live performance, featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Eric Clapton, the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Sep 18 American singer Tiny Tim (37) & Victoria "Miss Vicki" Budinger(17) get engaged
  • Sep 20 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 26 The Beatles release "Abbey Road" album, their final recordings as a quartet

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Sep 4 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, Wales
  • Sep 5 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 6 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 7 Jimmy Urine [Euringer], American electro-punk singer (Mindless Self Indulgence), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 11 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Hollywood, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 15 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Kathi Wolfgram, American rocker (Jets - "You Got It All"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 16 Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica), born in Kensington, London

Person of interestKeith Flint

Sep 17 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • Sep 18 Johanna Doderer, Austrian contemporary classical composer, born in Bregenz, Austria
  • Sep 19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist ("Lily Was Here"), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • Sep 19 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Sep 19 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer (Sethian), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • Sep 19 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2018)
  • Sep 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sep 23 Patrick Fiori [Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan] French pop-rock singer-songwriter of Armenian descent, born in Marseille
  • Sep 24 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician ("Acid Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 24 Donald DeGrate, Jr. [DeVante Swing], American music producer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • Sep 29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter, born in Merida, Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, takes his own life at 46
  • Sep 5 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 5 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, Hungarian German composer, dies at 66