On This Day

September 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London
  • Sep 7 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins
  • Sep 9 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • Sep 15 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • Sep 16 Fish leaves rock group Marillion

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 19 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)

Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Sep 20 "Loving Proof" 2nd studio album by Ricky Van Shelton is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 12 Aaron Sidwell, English actor and singer, born in Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Sep 16 Teddy Geiger, American singer and songwriter (Stitches - Shawn Mendes), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 18 Lukas Forchhammer, Danish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Freetown Christiania, Denmark
  • Sep 22 Bethany Dillon, American Christian musician, born in Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Sep 26 Mark Simpson, English clarinetist and composer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Sep 28 Esmée Denters, Dutch singer
  • Sep 29 Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), dies at 81
  • Sep 14 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • Sep 23 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79