On This Day

September 9, 1979 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) (31) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque, in London

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Deaths in Music

  • Solon Michaelides, Cypriot composer, and musicologist, dies at 73
  • Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", dies of emphysema at 56
1979 in Music