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September 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 7 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year, 1988)

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
  • Sep 14 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 19 Farm Aid III held in Lincoln, Nebraska; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, and Joe Walsh

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Sep 20 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 29 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1


Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Daniel "Dann" Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • Sep 2 Spencer Smith, American rock drummer (Panic! at the Disco), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 6 Ramiele Malubay, Filipino-American singer, born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Sep 9 Afrojack [Nick van de Wall], Dutch DJ and record producer (Forget The World). born in Spijkenisse, Netherlands
  • Sep 16 Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Sep 18 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 19 Muhammad Iqbal Siddiq, Indonesian concert pianist and teacher, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep 20 Jack Lawless, American drummer (Jonas Brothers), born in Middletown Township, New Jersey
  • Sep 26 Rosie Munter, Swedish singer (Play), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestHilary Duff

Sep 28 Hilary Duff, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire), born in Houston, Texas

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff
  • Sep 30 Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Sep 30 Aida Garifullina, Russian soprano (Operalia 2013), born in Kazan, Russia

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston, Rothko Chapel), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; "Mystic Man"; "Legalize It"), shot dead at his home in Jamaica at 42
  • Sep 11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • Sep 21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • Sep 22 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • Sep 23 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • Sep 23 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • Sep 30 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74