On This Day

September 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

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

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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 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 19 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 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 , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), dies at 70