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September 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform

Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 5 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, dies at 76
  • Sep 11 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), dies of a suspected heart attack at 58
  • Sep 13 Eddie Money [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), dies of esophageal cancer at 70
  • Sep 15 Ric Ocasek [Richard Otcasek], American musician (The Cars - Best Friend's Girl; Shake It Up), found dead at 75
  • Sep 21 Christopher Rouse, American composer (1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music), dies at 70
  • Sep 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart Interpretation), dies at 91
  • Sep 28 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, dies at 71
  • Sep 30 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), dies at 74