September 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

Human Rights Now!

Sep 2 Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour

  • 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 Musical "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • Sep 16 Fish leaves rock group Marillion

New Jersey

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

  • Sep 20 "Loving Proof" second 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 14 Muni Long [Priscilla Hamilton], American singer-songwriter (Hrs and Hrs), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • 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 James Blake, English musician and singer-songwriter (Assume Form), born in Enfield, England
  • Sep 26 Mark Simpson, British clarinetist and contemporary classical composer (Ariel; Israfel), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 28 Esmée Denters, Dutch singer
  • Sep 29 Justin Nozuka, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, born in New York City

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), dies at 81
  • Sep 12 (Carlos) "Charlie" Palmieri, American salsa and charanga music bandleader, musical director, and piano player (Tito Puente; Alegré All-Stars), dies after a heart attack at 60
  • Sep 14 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Rezső Sugár, Hungarian composer (Savonarola), and pedagogue, dies at 68
  • Sep 23 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79