September 1976 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 5 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Sep 5 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances

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Sep 7 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Sep 19 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Sep 20 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • Sep 24 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances
  • Sep 25 "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances

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Sep 25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 28 "Songs in the Key of Life" 18th studio album by Stevie Wonder is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

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Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • Sep 4 Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
  • Sep 6 N.O.R.E., American rapper
  • Sep 6 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
  • Sep 8 Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)
  • Sep 9 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar)
  • Sep 11 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician (Let's Get Physical), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 12 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • Sep 15 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Sep 16 Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Sep 16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
  • Sep 19 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
  • Sep 20 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • Sep 21 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • Sep 27 Dean Butterworth, English musician

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 8 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 8 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
  • Sep 20 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 30 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84