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September 2012 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 6 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 22 Farm Aid held in Hershey, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Dale Watson, and Pegi Young

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 15 "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 15 Briitish "Eurythmics" singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London
  • Sep 23 Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai
  • Sep 24 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 "Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago

Musician Patrick Stump
Musician
Patrick Stump
  • Sep 29 "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Hal David, American lyricist ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"; "What The World Needs Now Is Love";"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"), dies at 91
  • Sep 2 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 4 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), dies at 96
  • Sep 5 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Games People Play"; "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"), dies from heart failure at 72
  • Sep 7 Dorothy "Dottie" McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • Sep 13 William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69

Person of interestAndy Williams

Sep 25 Andy Williams, American pop singer ("Moon River"), dies from bladder cancer at 84

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • Sep 27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Sep 27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • Sep 30 César Bolaños, Peruvian electro-acoustic and experimental musician and composer, dies at 81