On This Day in Music for September 7

Events in Music

  • 1974 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1988 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins
  • 1990 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1995 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Birthdays in Music

  • 1631 Clemens Thieme, German composer, born in Grossdittmannsdorf (d. 1668)
  • 1635 Paul Esterhazy, Hungarian prince, composer and patron, born in Eisenstadt (d. 1713)
  • 1703 Jean Monnet, French composer (d. 1785)
  • 1726 Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, French composer/chess champion
  • 1731 Damasus Brosmann, composer
  • 1731 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer
  • 1739 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • 1777 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • 1784 Frantisek Max Knize, composer
  • 1864 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer
  • 1867 Evan Williams, Mineral Ridge Ohio, oratorio tenor
  • 1880 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • 1880 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • 1906 Filip Gershkovich, composer
  • 1907 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer
  • 1908 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter
  • 1909 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • 1909 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer
  • 1914 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • 1914 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1920 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1922 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer
  • 1924 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924 Bridie Gallagher, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden
  • 1930 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Charles Camilleri, composer
  • 1934 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936 Romualds Kalsons, composer
  • 1937 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out)
  • 1943 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer
  • 1945 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands
  • 1946 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Gloria Gaynor, disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951 Chrissie Hynde, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1951 Morris Albert, Brazilian singer
  • 1951 Mark Isham, American composer
  • 1953 Ben Bossi, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1953 Michael Byron, composer
  • 1954 Benmont Tench, rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1956 Michael J Feinstein, pianist (Isn't It Romantic)
  • 1956 Diane Warren, American song writer
  • 1957 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1958 Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue)
  • 1959 Jermaine Stewart, rocker
  • 1961 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1961 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French Pianist
  • 1963 Eric Eazy-E Wright, rapper
  • 1966 Christopher Acland, musician
  • 1968 Kyle Stevens, NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1969 Little Jimmy Urine, American singer (Mindless Self Indulgence)
  • 1978 G[eneral] A[ustin], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1981 Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones)
  • 1986 Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky)
  • 1990 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

  • 1996 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe


Deaths in Music

  • 1775 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer, dies at 48
  • 1819 Jean-Louis Duport, composer, dies at 69
  • 1838 Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43
  • 1845 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1872 Antoni Stolpe, composer, dies at 21
  • 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • 1902 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1944 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer, dies at 70
  • 1977 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978 Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1983 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1986 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • 1991 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1992 Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • 1996 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • 1997 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2001 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), dies at 86
  • 2002 Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2003 Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)
  • 2005 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • 2008 Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
  • 2013 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90