On This Day

September 1980 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 Yes performs its last concert at Madison Square Garden
  • Sep 14 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances

Music Single

Sep 15 Paul McCartney releases single "Temporary Secretary"

Film Premiere

Sep 17 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

  • Sep 18 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris

Album Release

Sep 20 "Blizzard of Ozz", the debut solo album by English rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, is released in the United Kingdom

Contract of Interest

Sep 22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono sign a recording contract with Geffen Records

Music Concert

Sep 23 Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

  • Sep 28 "Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 The B.G. [Christopher Dorsey], American rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 3 (Jason) "Cone" McCaslin, Canadian punk rock bassist (Sum 41), born in North York, Ontario
  • Sep 4 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese pop singer, born in Kure, Japan
  • Sep 6 Kerry Katona, British singer-songwriter (Atomic Kitten), born in Warrington, Cheshire, England
  • Sep 10 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 13 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Sep 13 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice), born in California
  • Sep 15 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Sep 18 Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Sep 19 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sep 19 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sep 25 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 29 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Sep 29 Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Icelandic composer (Aequora; Kom vinur), born in Iceland
  • Sep 29 Chrissy Metz, American actress and singer (This Is Us), born in Homestead, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 William Douglas Denny, American composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Don Banks, Australian orchestral, jazz, and film score composer, dies of leukemia at 56
  • Sep 11 Jose Antonio Calcano, Venezuelan composer, teacher, and choral director, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist ("Peace Piece"; "Waltz For Debbie"), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • Sep 21 Ernest White, Canadian organist, organ designer, and composer, dies at 79

John Bonham

Sep 25 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32