September 1989 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 1 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
  • Sep 3 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 performances
  • Sep 6 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
  • Sep 13 "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 19 "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

  • Sep 20 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
  • Sep 8 Wiz Khalifa [Cameron Thomaz] American rapper (See You Again), born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Sep 8 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • Sep 15 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
  • Sep 29 Adore Delano [Daniel Noriega], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, actor and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Azusa, California

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 4 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 14 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, dies at 71

Person of interestIrving Berlin

Sep 22 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Sep 26 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 28 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92