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September 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Sep 7 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest show in America, at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music History

Sep 8 Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 17 Farm Aid held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss, Margo Price, and The Wisdom Indian Dancers

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp
Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews

Television Premiere

Sep 20 "This Is Us" TV drama premieres in the US starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia

Actress and Singer Mandy Moore
Actress and Singer
Mandy Moore

Album Release

Sep 23 Shawn Mendes releases his album "Illuminate", debuts at No. 1 US Billboard 200

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes
  • Sep 27 American "boy band" pop music group 'Why Don't We' (WDW) forms in Los Angeles

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 3 Former Sugababes singer Heidi Range (33) weds Alex Partakis in Tuscany, Italy
  • Sep 10 Actress and singer Anna Camp (33) weds Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin (29) in a vineyard wedding at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, dies at 89
  • Sep 6 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Sep 8 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), dies at 78
  • Sep 8 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, dies of liver cancer at 51
  • Sep 10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer ("Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Sep 25 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies of Parkinson's disease at 82
  • Sep 25 Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), dies of cancer at 66
  • Sep 30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96