On This Day

September 2008 in Music History

Events in Music

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 20 Farm Aid 21 held in Mansfield, Massachusetts; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels [1]

Film Release

Sep 25 Supernatural-fantasy film "Painted Skin" directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun is released


Weddings in Music

  • Sep 6 Singer KT Tunstall (33) weds drummer Luke Bullen in a marquee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of Skye

Scarlett Johansson

Sep 27 Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia; divorce in 2011


Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Matthew Peaceman, American oboist, conductor, composer (Abyss/Scorched Earth), and teacher, dies of cancer at 56
  • Sep 7 Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian King of Funk", dies of an overdose at 44
  • Sep 7 Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, American R&B and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, dies of congestive heart failure at 69
  • Sep 15 Richard Wright, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger, composer, and occasional vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Time"; "Echoes"; "The Art Of Conversation"), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 16 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), dies at 68
  • Sep 19 Earl Palmer, American session drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 83
  • Sep 19 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 22 Connie Haines [Yvonne Jasme], American pop and big-band singer (Harry James; Abbott and Costello Show; Tommy Dorsey), dies of myasthenia gravis at 87
  • Sep 24 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965) dies from head injury at 72
  • Sep 25 (Gerrit Cornelis) "Kees" Otten, Dutch flautist and recorder player, dies at 83
  • Sep 26 Marc Moulin, Belgian jazz and rock pianist (Placebo), and journalist, dies of throat cancer at 66
  • Sep 27 Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)