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September 6, 1985 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • Webbie [Webster Gradney, Jr.], American rapper, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Deaths in Music

  • Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • Leon Orthel, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 79
1985 in Music