On This Day

September 1969 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 6 "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

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 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

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Sep 4 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 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 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 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • Sep 23 Patrick Fiori, French singer
  • Sep 24 Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
  • Sep 24 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
  • Sep 24 Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • Sep 29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 William Flanagan, American composer, dies 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