On This Day

September 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down

Album Release

Sep 6 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 9 "Your Arm's Are Too Short To Box With God" opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 69 performances
  • Sep 10 Decca releases Beatles audition on "Complete Silver Beatles" album, 20 years after label executives rejected them feeling that "guitar groups are on the way out" and "the Beatles have no future in show business"

Music Single

Sep 17 "Bad to the Bone" single by George Thorogood and the Destroyers first released

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • Sep 23 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Sep 26 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 performances

Album Release

Sep 30 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's sixth studio album "Nebraska", a solo record, made without a backing band

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter (Something Corporate), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Sep 3 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model (Spontania)
  • Sep 4 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Icelandic cellist and Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and BAFTA Award composer specializing in film scores (Chernobyl; The Joker), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Sep 5 Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Sep 9 Ai Otsuka, Japanese pop singer and songwriter ("Sakuranbo"), born in Osaka, Japan

Misty Copeland

Sep 10 Misty Copeland, American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Sep 22 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong

Billie Piper

Sep 22 Billie Piper, English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper
  • Sep 27 Lil Wayne [Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.], American rapper (Lollipop), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 28 Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
  • Sep 29 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Clifford M Curzon, British classical pianist, dies at 75
  • Sep 14 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, dies at 49
  • Sep 14 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 77
  • Sep 17 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (Ta Tragoudia Mas) and well known leftist and critic of the Greek military junta, dies at 44 after suffering several strokes
  • Sep 19 Samuel L M Barlow, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Karel Krautgartner, Czech jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68