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September 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 1 "What's Love Got to Do With It" single tops the charts, giving Tina Turner her 1st #1 as a solo artist

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Sep 2 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
  • Sep 4 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 American country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 14 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 24 Paul McCartney releases single "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 26 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
  • 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 guitarist (Fall Out Boy - "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Sep 2 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • Sep 4 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress and singer-songwriter, born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • Sep 10 Matthew Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 14 Melissa McGhee, American rock singer (American Idol, season 5), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 14 Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor and singer (Vicky Donor), born in Chandigarh, India
  • Sep 16 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Yorba Linda, California
  • Sep 16 Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer (Piece by Piece), born in Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
  • Sep 18 Dizzee Rascal [Dylan Kwabena Mills], English rapper (Boy in da Corner), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Eamon [Doyle], American pop singer ("F*ck It (I Don't Want You Back)"), born in Staten Island, New York City
  • Sep 21 Wale [Olubowale Akintimehin], American rapper of Nigerian heritage (The Gifted), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 22 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 22 Ross Jarman, English drummer (The Cribs), born in Wakefield, England
  • Sep 23 Louie Stephens, American rock keyboard player and singer (Rooney)
  • Sep 24 Taylor Eigsti, American Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer ("Lucky To Be Me"), orchestrator, and educator, born in Menlo Park, California
  • Sep 26 Keisha Buchanan, English singer (Sugababes), born in Kingsbury, United Kingdom

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 [Faheem Rasheed Najm], American rapper/singer (Epiphany), born in Tallahassee, Florida

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (Girl from Paris; Excuse My Dust), dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Ernest Tubb, American country musician ("Walking the Floor Over You"), dies of emphysema at 70
  • Sep 8 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 9 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), 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 ("City O f New Orleans"; "Chicken Cordon Blues"), dies of leukemia at 36
  • Sep 23 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer, dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 64