September 1970 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Jim Morrison found guilty of "open profanity and indecent exposure" after allegedly exposing himself at a concert in Miami in 1969

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 25 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 28 "Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • Sep 4 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura)
  • Sep 5 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Paul Miller, American composer and author
  • Sep 8 Neko Case, American musician
  • Sep 10 Paula Kelley, musician
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • Sep 11 Ted Leo, American musician
  • Sep 12 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • Sep 14 Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear)
  • Sep 16 Mark Schultz, American musician
  • Sep 19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • Sep 22 Mystikal, American rapper
  • Sep 23 Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • Sep 25 Dean Ween [Michael Melchiondo, Jr.], American guitarist (Ween, Moistboyz), born in New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 27 Mark Caldero, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 1 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies from asphyxiation at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 23 Bourvil [AndrĂ© Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73