On This Day

September 11, 1987 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel

Deaths in Music

  • Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 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
1987 in Music