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September 1986 in Music History

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 awardsVideo Music Awards

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

Music concertMusic Concert

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 3-D short film "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres at Disney theme parks

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 10 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol singer, model and actor, born in Habikino, Japan
  • Sep 12 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 14 Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 16 Kyla Pratt, American actress and musician (The Proud Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21 Faris Badwan, English vocalist (The Rotters; The Horrors; Cat's Eye), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • Sep 22 Lido Pimienta, Colombian-Canadian Latin-synth-pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Miss Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Sep 24 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 30 Ben Lovett, British folk-rock musician and producer (Mumford & Sons), born in Cardiff, Wales, UK

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