On This Day

September 1977 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • Sep 15 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Sep 17 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
  • Sep 20 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Sep 23 "I Just Fall in Love Again" single released by The Carpenters
  • Sep 24 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Sep 29 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
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  • Sep 29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • Sep 4 Lucie Silvas, English musician
  • Sep 5 Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • Sep 6 Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Sep 9 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
  • Sep 9 Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003)
  • Sep 11 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay), born in London, England
  • Sep 12 James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • Sep 12 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • Sep 12 Jeff Irwin, American musician, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • Sep 12 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • Sep 13 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 15 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • Sep 19 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • Sep 23 Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter
  • Sep 23 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
  • Sep 28 Young Jeezy, American Rapper
  • Sep 29 Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • Sep 4 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • Sep 6 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 6 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • Sep 16 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • Sep 29 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 30 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53