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September 2007 in Music History

Events in Music


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 9 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Fergie win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Fergie
Singer
Fergie
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 9 Farm Aid 20 held in Randall Island, New York City; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and Jimmy Sturr

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 25 Herbie Hancock releases "River: The Joni Letters" tribute to Joni Mitchell (2008 Grammy Album of the Year)

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
Singer Joni Mitchell
Singer
Joni Mitchell

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • Sep 1 "Dancing with the Stars" TV personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9 Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, dies of breast cancer at 45
  • Sep 2 David "Fritz" Fryer, British pop guitarist and songwriter (The Four Pennies -"Juliet"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 Carter Albrecht, American musician, dies in a gun accident at 34
  • Sep 5 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

Sep 6 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio; The Three Tenors), dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sep 9 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), dies at 55
  • Sep 11 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") dies from Merkel cell carcinoma at 75
  • Sep 15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestral conductor, dies at 79
  • Sep 15 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • Sep 16 Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • Sep 21 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), dies at 84
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)