September 1986 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 1 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 5 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 8 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Sep 26 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
  • Sep 27 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 7 Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 12 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 14 Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Sep 21 Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)
  • Sep 24 Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77