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September 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 5 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • Sep 10 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 12 Pink Floyd releases their ninth album "Wish You Were Here"

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 20 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Sep 29 Soul singer Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while singing on stage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; he survives, but never fully recovers

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • Sep 4 Mark Ronson, British-American musician, songwriter and DJ (Uptown Funk), born in London, England
  • Sep 5 Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 7 Marie-Agnès Gillot, French ballet dancer & choreographer, born in Caen, France
  • Sep 8 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane), born in Gravesend, Kent, England
  • Sep 9 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor (Crazy Love), born in Burnaby, Canada
  • Sep 11 Mark Klepaski, American musician, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 13 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • Sep 17 Constantine Maroulis, American rock singer (American Idol, season 4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 22 Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
  • Sep 23 Layzie Bone [Steven Howse], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 25 Mariusz Duda, Polish rock bassist and singer (Riverside), born in Wegorzewo, Poland
  • Sep 26 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel), born in Krokom, Sweden
  • Sep 28 Mandy Barnett, American country singer ("Maybe"; "The Whispering Wind"), born in Crossville, Tennesee

Weddings in Music


LovePerson of Interest

Sep 20 Actor Dudley Moore (40) weds actress Tuesday Weld (31) ; divorced in 1980

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • Sep 10 Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), dies at 75
  • Sep 14 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • Sep 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75