On This Day

September 1977 in Music History

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

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

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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 [Silverman], British singer-songwriter, born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England
  • 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, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Sep 9 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (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 singer-songwriter, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • Sep 12 Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, 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 18 Barrett Foa, American actor and singer (NCIS LA), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 19 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop and R&B singer (Super Monkey's), born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Sep 23 Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and piano player, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Sep 23 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), born in Beirut, Lebanon (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 folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, dies at 78
  • 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, Disney's Fantasia), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • Sep 16 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • Sep 16 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), dies in Paris at 53
  • Sep 29 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and 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