This Month in Music History – September

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September 2

• 1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland

September 3

• 1967: Folk singer Woodie Guthrie dies in New York City at the age of 52

September 5

• 1987: After 30 years, the television show “American Bandstand” is cancelled

• 1946: Freddie Mercury of Queen is born Frederick Farookh Bulsara

September 6

• 1989: Neil Young wins Best Video at the MTV Music Awards for “This Note’s For You,” which was originally banned by the station

September 7

• 1978: The Who’s Keith Moon dies of a drug overdose

• 1936: Buddy Holly is born Charles Hardin Holley

September 9

• 1941: Otis Redding is born

September 11

• 1987: Peter Tosh is murdered in his Jamaican home

September 13

• 1996: Tupac Shakur dies in a Las Vegas hospital six days after being shot

• 1976: Fiona Apple is born

September 16

• 1977: Marc Bolan of T-Rex dies in a car crash at age 29

• 1925: B.B. King is born Riley B. King

September 18

• 1983: KISS appear on MTV without makeup

• 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies in London

September 19

• 1981: Simon and Garfunkel reunite to perform in New York City’s Central Park for over 400,000 fans

September 23

• 1949: Bruce Springsteen is born

September 24

• 1993: Drummer Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses is awarded $2.5 million from the band for being kicked out due to an ongoing heroin addiction

September 25

• 1980: Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham dies

September 28

• 1991: Miles Davis dies in New York at the age of 65

September 29

• 1963: Les Claypool of Primus is born

• 1935: Jerry Lee Lewis is born

September 30

• 1964: Trey Anastasio of Phish is born

 

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