September 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Sep 12 "Love On Top" single released by Beyoncé (Grammy Award Best Traditional R&B Performance 2013, Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

Music History

Sep 15 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the NY Philharmonic and guests Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, and Pretty Yende, on the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park; 70,000 in attendance

#1 in the Charts

Sep 17 British singer-songwriter Adele's single "Someone Like You" goes to #1 in US; track was also topped charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and UK

Music Single

Sep 20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 3 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds French actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sep 30 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer, and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • Sep 13 DJ Mehdi [Favéris-Essadi], French hip hop and electro producer, dies from falling through a skylight at his home at 34
  • Sep 18 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), dies at 98
  • Sep 19 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 20 Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, dies at 71
  • Sep 27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country music songwriter and singer, dies of stroke complications at 80
  • Sep 29 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), dies of congestive heart failure at 76
  • Sep 30 Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles, 1958-73 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), dies at 70