On This Day

September 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 8 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Sep 8 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • Sep 12 American country singer-songwriter George Jones undergoes successful triple bypass surgery
  • Sep 13 "Ready To Die" debut studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. released

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 18 Farm Aid VII held in New Orleans, Louisiana; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Neville Brothers, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, John Conlee, Kris Kristofferson, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Sep 28 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance, joining "A Chorus Line" and "Oh! Calcutta!" in the 5,000 club

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Bianca Ryan, American pop singer and songwriter, 1st winner of "America's Got Talent", born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 RM [Kim Nam-joon], South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Ilsan, South Korea
  • Sep 29 Halsey [Ashley Frangipane], American singer-songwriter (Without Me), born in Edison, New Jersey

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 17 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 Major Lance, American soul singer ( "The Monkey Time"; "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", ), dies between 52 and 55 [year of birth disputed]
  • Sep 4 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 64
  • Sep 4 Ladislav Holoubek, Slovak conductor (Košice Opera, 1966-81), and composer (Rodina), dies at 81
  • Sep 5 Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), dies at 68
  • Sep 6 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), dies at 85
  • Sep 6 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications at 50
  • Sep 8 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies of lung cancer at 70
  • Sep 12 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • Sep 13 John Stevens, British jazz drummer (Spontaneous Music Ensemble), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • Sep 13 Kaleria Fadicheva, Russian ballerina (Kirov) and choreographer, dies at 58 [1]
  • Sep 15 (Frank) Haywood Henry, American jazz and session baritone saxophone player, dies at 81
  • Sep 15 Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • Sep 17 John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 19 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), dies of Ewing's Sarcoma at 38
  • Sep 20 Jimmy Hamilton, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 77
  • Sep 20 Jule Styne, American Academy and Tony award winning popular music composer ("Three Coins In A Fountain"; Gypsy; Funny Girl, "Make Someone Happy"), dies at 88
  • Sep 22 (John Edward) "Teddy" Buckner, American Dixieland jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Sep 22 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Mattie Moss Clark, American gospel singer, and music minister, dies of diabetes complications at 69
  • Sep 23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies of heart failure at 42
  • Sep 24 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 29 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • Sep 29 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, dies at 68