September 1984 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
  • Sep 4 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
  • Sep 12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • Sep 14 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 25 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Sep 25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • Sep 29 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
  • Sep 29 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
  • Sep 29 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
  • Sep 29 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
  • Sep 29 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
  • Sep 29 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
  • Sep 29 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
  • Sep 29 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Joseph Trohman, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • Sep 2 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • Sep 4 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer
  • Sep 5 Trey Hill, Grammy-nominated musician
  • Sep 10 Matthew Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 14 Melissa McGhee, American singer
  • Sep 16 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
  • Sep 16 Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
  • Sep 18 Dizzee Rascal [Dylan Kwabena Mills], English rapper (Boy in da Corner), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Eamon [Doyle], American pop singer (Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)), born in Staten Island, New York City
  • Sep 22 Eduardo Rubio, Mexican pilot and pianist
  • Sep 22 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 22 Ross Jarman, Drummer The Cribs
  • Sep 23 Louie Stephens, American musician (Rooney)
  • Sep 26 Keisha Buchanan, English singer (Sugababes)

Person of interestAvril Lavigne

Sep 27 Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter (Complicated, Sk8er Boi), born in Belleville, Ontario

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Sep 28 Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer
  • Sep 30 T-Pain, American rapper/singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)


Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Ernest Tubb, singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 9 Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), dies at 81
  • Sep 19 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band), dies in a car crash at 64
  • Sep 20 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), dies at 36
  • Sep 23 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer, dies at 87