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September 1976 in Music History

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 6 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin

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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

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Sep 24 "Oh! Calcutta!" revival opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

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A brief cover-up by the cast of
A brief cover-up by the cast of "Oh! Calcutta!"
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  • Sep 25 George Gershwin's "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 Boy George expelled from school

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George

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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 and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 6 N.O.R.E. [Victor Santiago, Jr.], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 6 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer, born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Sep 8 Brendan Kelly, American punk rock bassist and singer (The Lawrence Arms), born in Missouri
  • Sep 9 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 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), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand), born in Glasgow
  • Sep 15 Ivette Sosa, American pop singer (Eden's Crush -, "Get Over Yourself"), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Andres Javier Blazquez, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Sep 16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club 7), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Sep 17 Maile Misajon, American pop singer (Eden's Crush - "Get Over Yourself"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 19 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Sep 20 Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 20 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 21 Jonas Bjerre, Danish rock singer and guitarist (Mew), born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sep 27 Dean Butterworth, British drummer and percussionist (Morrissey; Good Charlotte), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 8 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 8 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish 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 27 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 30 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84