September 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • Sep 29 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest-running Broadway show

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 12 Carly Smithson, Irish singer (Ultimate High), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 13 James Bourne, English musician (Busted), born in Rochford, Essex, England

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

Sep 14 Amy Winehouse, British singer (Stronger Than Me, Rehab), born in London (d. 2011)

  • Sep 17 Jennifer Peña, American singer
  • Sep 20 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress

Person of interestDonald Glover

Sep 25 Donald Glover, American actor, singer and writer (Atlanta, Childish Gambino), born in Edwards Air Force Base, California

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
  • Sep 26 Samantha Hammel, American record producer and actress
  • Sep 27 Travis MacRae, Canadian singer-songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • Sep 7 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 15 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
  • Sep 15 Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
  • Sep 24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • Sep 26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor, dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • Sep 30 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76