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September 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Revival of Peter Shaffer's farce double-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 38 performances

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 15 Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 21 Melissa Etheridge releases her break-through second album "Yes I Am", featuring the single "I'm the Only One"

Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
  • Sep 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Ilona Mitrecey, French pop singer, born ("Un Monde parfait" ("A Perfect World")), born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
  • Sep 13 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"), born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Sep 16 Tayla Parx [Taylor Parks], American songwriter, singer, and actress, born in Dallas, Texas

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth, and final, wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Sep 16 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Neon Park [Martin Muller], American illustrator of album covers (Little Feat; Frank Zappa), dies of ALS at 52
  • Sep 5 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • Sep 7 Lefty Dizz [Walter Williams], American Chicago-style blues guitarist and singer, dies of esophageal cancer at 56
  • Sep 9 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), dies of cancer at 74
  • Sep 11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • Sep 12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Peter Tranchell, British composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 15 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • Sep 15 (Nii Moi) "Speedy" Acquaye, Ghanaian drummer, percussionist and fire-eater (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames; Ginger Baker's Airforce), dies of cancer at 62
  • Sep 19 Bruce Ferden, American conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • Sep 19 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • Sep 28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • Sep 30 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies of prostate cancer at 77