September 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Sep 2 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)

  • Sep 4 Revival of Frank Loesser's 1956 musical "The Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater, NYC, for a limited run by the New York City Opera
  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

Music Single

Sep 10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

Album Release

Sep 24 Rock band Nirvana release their second studio album "Nevermind"

  • Sep 28 "Good Time" single by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • Sep 28 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5

Film Premiere

Sep 29 Gus Van Sant's film "My Own Private Idaho" starring Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Dwayne Verheyden, Dutch conjunto and Tejano accordionist (TexMeXplosion), born in Montfort, Netherlands
  • Sep 11 Kygo [Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll] Norwegian DJ and music producer (I See Fire remix), born in Singapore
  • Sep 21 Ingrid Andress, American country music singer ("More Hearts Than Mine"), born in Southfield, Michigan

Weddings in Music

Willie Nelson

Sep 16 American country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 4 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 4 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • Sep 4 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • Sep 7 Archie Menzies, English playwright na dcomposer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), dies of cancer at 80 [1]
  • Sep 8 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • Sep 13 Ferry Barendse, Dutch trumpeter, composer, and singer (Ramblers), dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 17 René-Charles "Zino" Francescatti, French concert violinist (NY Philharmonic-1939), dies at 89
  • Sep 18 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 24 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 26 Billy Vaughn, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader ("Sail Along Sil'vry Moon"), dies of stomach cancer at 72

Miles DavisMiles Davis (1926-1991)

Sep 28 American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (Kinda Blue; Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet; Sketches of Spain), dies of pneumonia at 65

  • Sep 29 Zapata Jaw [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies