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September 1971 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 1 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein

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Sep 3 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 9 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
  • Sep 9 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album
  • Sep 11 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • Sep 28 NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • Sep 1 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • Sep 2 Katt [Micah Sierra] Williams, American comedian, actor, rapper, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 6 Kathi Wolfgramm, American rocker (Jets), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 6 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie", "Linger"), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Sep 11 Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 13 Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • Sep 13 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • Sep 14 Jeff Loomis, American progressive metal guitarist (Nevermore), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Sep 14 Andre Matos, Brazilian singer and musician (Symfonia), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sep 15 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • Sep 18 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Sep 20 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese video game composer, born in Munich, West Germany
  • Sep 21 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Chesney Hawkes, English singer (Feels So Alive, The One and Only), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Sep 24 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve), born in Chippenham, England
  • Sep 28 Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • Sep 29 Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 22 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57