This Day In Music: September 11
September 10 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 12
 
September 11, 2021 ~ Violinist, singer Giulia Daneo-Lorimer passed away ~ Founding member of Whiskey Trail, active since the mid-1970s. Has also recorded as a solo artist, starting with Nana's Lullabyes released in 2005 ~ Daneo was born in 1932
September 11, 2021 ~ Singer Maria Mendiola passed away ~ Formed the duo Baccara with Mayte Mateos, best known for their 1977 debut single Yes Sir I Can Boogie. The single would reach the higher echelons of the charts throughout Europe and eventually sell over 18 million copies. Subsequent hits would include Sorry I'm A Lady and Darling. The duo would also represent Luxembourg at the 1978 Eurovision Songfestival, reaching 7th place with Parlez-Vous Francais ~ Mendiola was born in 1952
 
September 11, 2020 ~ Singer Charles Patrick, full name Charles Howard Patrick, passed away ~ Lead singer of doo-wop outfit the Monotones, known for their 1958 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit The Book Of Love ~ Patrick was born in 1938
September 11, 2020 ~ Composer Christian Manen passed away ~ Has written approximately 140 works, mostly orchestral and chamber music. Best known for his 1961 cantata La Loreley. Founder and longtime conductor of the Orchestre des Cadets D'Asnières ~ Manen was born in 1934
September 11, 2020 ~ Jazz double-bassist Reggie Johnson, full name Reginald Volney Johnson, passed away in Bern, Switzerland ~ Worked with Bill Barron, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, Sun Ra, Burton Greene, Lonnie Liston Smith, Stanley Cowell, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop Jr, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Art Pepper, Kenny Burrell, Clark Terry, the Crusaders, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Monty Alexander, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, Alvin Queen, Clark Terry, and others ~ Johnson was born in 1940
September 11, 2020 ~ Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert, commonly known as ska, rockteady, reggae singer, guitarist, songwriter Toots Hibbert, passed away in Mona, Jamaica ~ Influenced by Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, James Brown. Pioneering reggae singer. Fronted Toots & the Maytals. Known for songs such as Do The Reggay, reportedly the song that named the genre, Bam-bam, Sweet & Dandy, Romp & Pride, and 54-46 That's My Number. Worked with producers such as Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Byron Lee, Ronnie Nasralla, Leslie Kong, and others ~ Hibbert was born in 1942
 
September 11, 2019 ~ Singer, keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist, songwriter Daniel Johnston, full name Daniel Dale Johnston, passed away in Waller, Texas, USA ~ Lo-fi, outsider, avant-pop singer, songwriter propelled to cult status when Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was seen wearing a T-shirt featuring artwork from Johnston's 1983 Hi How Are You album. Has recorded extensively since the early 1980s, mostly self-released on cassettes ~ Johnston was born in 1961
 
September 11, 2017 ~ Pop, rock keyboardist Virgil Howe passed away ~ Son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe. Brother of drummer Dylan Howe. Worked with Little Barrie, the Dirty Feel, the Killer Meters, Garry Cobain, Pet Shop Boys, Amorphous Androgynous, Edwyn Collins, and others ~ Howe was born in 1975
 
September 11, 2015 ~ Itzchol Reev Smolover, commonly known as tenor, director Ray Smolover, passed away in Scarsdale, New York, USA ~ Best known as founder and director of the Opera theater Of Westchester. Though primarily performing music by others Smolover composed several pieces, including a cantate and several art songs. Smolover also served as executive VP of American Conference Of Cantors for over three decades ~ Smolover was born in 1921
 
September 11, 2014 ~ Conductor, composer Antoine Duhamel passed away ~ Best known as a film composer, notably for several of Jean-Luc Godard's films including Pierrot Le Fou and Week End ~ Duhamel was born in 1925
September 11, 2014 ~ Songwriter, producer, manager Bob Crewe, full name Robert Stanley Crewe, passed away in Scarborough, Maine, USA ~ Frequent songwriting collaborator of Bob Gaudio, first gaining attention in the early 1960s. Best known for his association with Frankie Valli, resulting in hits such as Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll and Walk Like A Man. Others who recorded songs co-written or co-produced by Crewe include the Rays, Freddy Cannon, Danny & the Juniors, Barbara Lewis, Lesley Gore, Ben E King, Disco Tex & the Sex-o-lettes, Roberta Flack, and others ~ Crewe was born in 1930
 
September 11, 2013 ~ Linval Roy Carter, commonly known as reggae, dancehall DJ, producer Prince Jazzbo, passed away in St Catherine Parish, Jamaica ~ Active since the early 1970s, starting with Coxsone Dodd. Also collaborated with Glen Brown, Lee Scratch Perry, and Bunny Lee. Known for songs such as Jazzbo School, Fool For Love and Imperial I ~ Carter was born in 1951
 
September 11, 2009 ~ James Dennis Carroll, commonly known as author, poet, singer, songwriter Jim Carroll passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Author, poet, punk musician. Fronted Jim Carroll Band. Best known for his autobiography Basketball Diaries, which inspired a 1995 film of the same name featuring Leonardio Dicaprio as Carroll. Collaborated with the Velvet Underground, the Blue Öyster Cult, Lou Reed, Boz Scaggs, and Pearl Jam ~ Carroll was born in 1949
 
September 11, 2007 ~ Bassist, songwriter, producer Joe Zawinul, full name Josef Erich Zawinul passed away in Vienna, Austria ~ Jazz fusion pioneer. Co-founded the Weather Report and the Zawinul Syndicate. Has also worked with Cannonball Adderley (notably writing Mercy Mercy Mercy), Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Maynard Ferguson, Victor Feldman, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann, Quincy Jones, Trilok Gurtu, and others ~ Zawinul was born in 1932
September 11, 2007 ~ Wilson Turbinton, commonly known as pianist, singer Willie Tee, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Helped shape New Orleans funk and soul. Influenced by Professor Longhair and John Coltrane. Led the Wild Magnolias and co-wrote and arranged the band's material on their 1974 album The Wild Magnolias. As a solo artist and songwriter Turbinton is known for songs such as Teasing You, Walking Up A One Way Street, and Thank You John. Many of Turbinton's early recordings have been sampled by rappers including Geto Boys, Puff Daddy, and Lil' Wayne ~ Turbinson was born in 1944
 
September 11, 2004 ~ Singer Jimmy Lewis passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Member of the Drifters, replacing Bobby Hendricks as lead singer in 1963. Worked as a songwriter and producer with Ray Charles. Wrote for ZZ Hill and others ~ Lewis was born in 1937
 
September 11, 1995 ~ Singer, guitarist, pianist Francesco Yates born in Toronto, Canada ~ Started writing songs at age 11. Signed to Atlantic Records at 16. Debuted with the The Francesco Yates EP in 2015, which spawned the modest Canadian hit Better To Be Loved. Opened for Hedley and for Justin Timberlake. Featured on Robin Schulz' Sugar
 
September 11, 1991 ~ Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, commonly known as producer, DJ, remixer, songwriter Kygo, born in Bergen, Norway ~ The first house DJ to perform at an Olympics closing ceremony, namely at the 2016 Rio Olympics. First gained internationational attention with his 2013 remix of Ed Sheeran's I See Fire. As a DJ, producer best known for hits such as Stole The Show, Here For You, Stay, It Ain't Me and Remind Me To Forget
 
September 11, 1990 ~ Indie pop, folk, rock guitarist, singer Brynjar Leifsson born in Iceland ~ Lead guitarist, co-founding member of Of Monsters And Men
 
September 11, 1987 ~ Lyon Himan Green, actor, singer, commonly known as Lorne Greene, passed away in Santa Monica, California, USA ~ Best known as an actor, specifically in the roles of Ben Cartwright in the NBC TV series Bonanza and Commander Adama in the ABC series Battlestar Galactica. As a singer scored a Billboard Hot 100 No.1 with Ringo in 1964 ~ Green was born in 1915
September 11, 1987 ~ Winston Hubert McIntosh, commonly known as singer, songwriter Peter Tosh, passed away in Kingston, Jamaica ~ Member of Bob Marley's backing unit the Wailers from 1963 through 1976. Became international superstar with the 1978 album Bush Doctor released on Rolling Stones Records and with appearances by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The lead single, Jagger and Tosh duetting on (You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back, originally a the Temptations hit, made Tosh a household name. Held hostage and tortured for hours, eventually murdered, in a home invasion ~ Tosh was born in 1944
September 11, 1987 ~ Joseph Somers Morales, commonly known as singer Somo, born in Austin, Texas, USA ~ First gained attention in the early 2010s via Youtube, posting original songs and covers of songs by Chris Brown, the Weeknd, and Drake. Signed by Republic Records in 2013 resulting in an official debut album, the 2014 eponymous Somo. Somo has been recording and releasing records since
 
September 11, 1981 ~ Singer, drummer, guitarist, ukulele player, songwriter Charles Kelley born in Augusta, Georgia, USA ~ Best known as co-founding member of country trio Lady Antebellum, renamed to Lady A in 2020, alongside singer Hillary Scott and singer, guitarist Dave Haywood. The band's 2008 eponymous Lady Antebellum would reach double Platinum status, spawning the single hits Love Don't Live Here, Lookin' For A Good Time and I Run To You. The band would regularly reach the higher echelons of the country charts ever since, with 2009's Need You Now and 2011's Just A Kiss both crossing over and reaching the top 10 of the all-genre Billboard Hot 100
September 11, 1981 ~ Guitarist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter Jonny Buckland, full name Jonathan Mark Buckland, born in Islington, UK ~ Lead guitarist, co-founding member of Coldplay, known for songs such as Viva La Vida, Adventure Of A Lifetime, and Something Just Like This, the latter a collaborative single with the Chainsmokers. Influenced by the Stone Roses, Ride, George Harrison, U2 and My Bloody Valentine.
September 11, 1981 ~ Pop, rock, jazz drummer Joost Kroon born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands ~ Worked with the New Cool Collective, Kane, Candy Dulfer, Sven Hammond, Sinas, Benjamin Herman, Hans Teeuwen, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ruben Hein, the Ladies Of Soul, and others
 
September 11, 1978 ~ Singer Ben Lee born in Sydney, Australia ~ Member of Noise Addict from 1993, at age 14, through 1995, when the band disbanded. Released his Brad Wood-produced debut Grandpaw Would album in 1996. Has also worked with producer T-Bone Burnett, Evan Dando, Benji Madden, Mandy Moore, the Bens, Missy Higgins, Patience Hodgson, Jessica Chapnik, with Josh Radnor as Radnor & Lee, and with others
 
September 11, 1977 ~ Singer Bing Crosby and David Bowie record Peace On Earth/The Little Drummer Boy at ATV Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, UK ~ Mash-up featuring Crosby singing the standard The Little Drummer Boy, Bowie countering with Peace On Earth. Recorded for the 1977 Merrie Old Christmas TV special, produced by Frank Konigsberg. Bowie would release the recording as a single, the B-side featuring Fantastic Voyage
September 11, 1977 ~ Christopher Brian Bridges, commonly known as rapper Ludacris, born in Champaign, Illinois, USA ~ One of the first Dirty South rappers to achieve mainstream succes. Released his debut album, Incognegro, in 1999. Best known for songs such as Move Bitch featuring Mystikal and I-20, Stand Up featuring Shawnna, Pimpin' All Over The World featuring Bobby V, Money Maker featuring Pharrell Williams and How Low, all of which reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Has also collaborated with Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, Lil' Jon, Trina, Amerie, Chingy (Holidae In), Usher, Trick Daddy, Jamie Foxx, Fergie, Ciara (Oh), R Kelly, T-Pain, Chamillionaire, Justin Bieber (Baby), Taio Cruz (Break Your Heart), Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta, Pitbull, and others
 
September 11, 1975 ~ Producer Brad Frischetti born in New Jersey, USA ~ Co-founded LFO (Lyte Funky Ones) with Rich Cronin and Brian Gillis, best known for the late 1990s Billboard top 10 hits Summer Girls and Girl On TV. Frischetti left the band in 2002 but would be involved in various later reincarnations
 
September 11, 1973 ~ Heavy metal, progressive rock singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist Andreas Hedlund born in Skellefteå, Sweden ~ Best known as member of Borknagar and Cronian. Has also worked with Otyg, Vintersorg, Hayavoth, Fission, Waterclime, Cosmik Death, and others
 
September 11, 1972 ~ Actress, singer Ricky Koole born in Delft, the Netherlands ~ In-demand actress with well over two dozen roles in film and TV to her name, notably playing the female lead role of Lika in the acclaimed 2011 Sonny Boy film. One of several to play Rachel Hazes, the wife of singer André Hazes, in the biographical stage musical Hij Gelooft In Mij. Has sung in various theater productions with her husband music journalist, radio DJ Leo Blokhuis, starting with 2007's Harmonium presenting forgotten songs and composers. As a singer has recorded about half a dozen albums, starting with Who's Suzy released in 2004. Noted for her 2011 Wind Om Het Huis album
 
September 11, 1971 ~ Blues pianist, guitarist Curtis Jones passed away in Munich, West Germany ~ Best known for his recordings of Lonesome Bedroom Blues, Tin Pan Alley and Decoration Blues, the latter covered by Sonny Boy Williamson I. One of Jones' songs, Highway 51, was included on Bob Dylan's 1962 eponymous debut album Bob Dylan ~ Jones was born in 1906
September 11, 1971 ~ The cartoon series The Jackson 5ive, featuring animated versions of the Jackson 5 siblings, debuts on ABC ~ The show would run from 1971 through 1973, each episode showing adventures with animated versions of the group, along with Michael Jackson's pet mice Ray and Charles and his snake Rosie
September 11, 1971 ~ Fiddler, percussionist, composer Joe Jordan, full name Joseph Taylor Jordan, passed away in Tacoma, Washington, USA ~ Worked with the Taborian Band, Tom Turpin, Sam Patterson, Louis Chavin, Bob Cole, Rosamond Johnson, Ernest Hogan, James Reese Europe, the Chocolate Drops, Jabbo Smith, Garvin Bushell, James P Johnson, Fats Waller, Porter Grainger, Asadate Dafora, WC Handy, and others ~ Jordan was born in 1882
September 11, 1971 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Richard Ashcroft, full name Richard Paul Ashcroft, born in Billingshire, UK ~ Best known as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Verve, for whom Ashcroft penned the songs Bitter Sweet Symphony, Lucky Man, and The Drugs Don't Work. Also plays bass, keyboards and drums. Has released a number of successful solo albums since the band's breakup and formed the band RPA & the United Nations Of Sound in 2010
 
September 11, 1970 ~ Drummer, songwriter, composer Francis Macdonald born ~ Has recorded as a solo artist, at times using the moniker Nice Man, both in the pop rock idioms and classical, notably 2015's Music For String Quartet Piano And Celeste. Manager of Camera Obscura and the Vaselines. Member of Teenage Fanclub, first appearing on some tracks of the 2003 Foru Thousan Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds album. In-demand collaborator, has worked with Kevin Ayers, Kim Fowley, Alex Chilton, Belle & Sebastian, BMX Bandits, and others
September 11, 1970 ~ Producer, singer, guitarist Ted Leo born in South Bend, Indiana, USA ~ Best known for fronting Ted Leo & the Pharmacists. Also worked with Citizens Arrest, Puzzlehead, Animal Crackers, Chisel, Hell No, and formed the duo the Both with singer Aimee Mann
 
September 11, 1967 ~ British pop rock band the Beatles begin filming Magical Mystery Tour ~ A surreal comedy starring the band and narrated by John Lennon. Based on a loose script and largely improvised the band begin filming their third musical film, the first two being A Hard Day's Night and Help. Made for TV it would premiere in black and white on the BBC the following December, with a colour rerun the following January. The film would be received poorly by critics and audiences, yet the accompanying double EP, containing songs from the film such as Fool On The Hill, I Am The Walrus and Blue Jay Way, would be a critical and commercial succes
September 11, 1967 ~ Singer, pianist composer Harry Connick Jr born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Started learning keyboards at age 3, publicly playing since age 5, at age 9 performed Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 Opus 37 with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. Connick released his eponymous debut LP, Harry Connick Jr, in 1987 consisting mainly of instrumental standards. Connick's plays mostly jazz, with an occasional touch of funk. Connick has also successfully ventured into acting.
 
September 11, 1966 ~ Pianist, saxophonist Greg Kane, full name Gregory Philip Kane, born in Glasgow, UK ~ Formed the pop duo Hue & Cry with his brother Pat Kane, known best for their 1987 UK top 10 single Labour Of Love. Has also worked with Valerie & the Week Of Wonders and with Jim Diamond
 
September 11, 1965 ~ Jazz saxophonist Jesse Davis born ~ Leader recording since the early 1990s backed by sidemen such as Mulgrew Miller, Jacky Terrasson, Robert Trowers, Brad Mehldau, Nicholas Payton, Dado Moroni, Peter Washington, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Peter Bernstein, and Ray Drummond
September 11, 1965 ~ Richard Melville Hall, commonly known as DJ, producer, songwriter Moby, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Considered to be the most important dance figures of the 1990s. Helped make electronic dance music mainstream, especially with the acclaimed 1999 album Play. Also known for songs such as You Make Me Feel So Good, Feeling So Real, James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-version_, South Side (featuring Gwen Stefani), Go, and Porcelain. Has performed with Lou Reed, Kris Kristofferson, David Bowie, Bono, Michael Stipe, New Order, Public Enemy, Slash, Mission Of Burma, Mylène Farmer, and Dubsidia. Known as an advocate for various causes, especially human rights and animal rights
 
September 11, 1964 ~ Bassist Victor Wooten born in Mountain Home, Idaho, USA ~ Best known as bassist for Béla Fleck's backing unit the Flecktones. Also a member of SMV, along with fellow bassists Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller. Youngest of five brothers, all of them in the family band the Wooten Brothers, including Roy Wooten and Joseph Wooten
 
September 11, 1963 ~ Bassist Alan Davey born in Ipswich, UK ~ Influenced by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Motörhead. Best known as bassist in Hawkwind. Also a member of Gunslinger, Meads Of Asphodel, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, Spirits Burning, Bedouin, Hawklords, and the Psychedelic Warlords
September 11, 1963 ~ Singer, guitarist, bassist, drummer Dave Bidini born in Etibicoke, Canada ~ Co-founding member of Rheostatics, acclaimed for the 1990 Melville and the 1992 Whale Music albums. After the band disbanded in 2007 formed the Bidiniband. Also known as a writer and playwriter with about a dozen publications to his name
 
September 11, 1962 ~ British pop, rock group the Beatles record PS I Love You at EMI Studios, London, UK ~ Principally composed by Paul McCartney, yet credited to John Lennon/McCartney. Producer George Martin had booked session drummer Andy White to replace bandmember Pete Best, yet was unaware the band had already hired Ringo Starr. Both Best and Starr appear on the recording, Best giving the song a lightweight cha cha feel while Starr played maracas. Released the following month as the B-side to the band's Love Me Do debut single. The USA release would be close to a year and a half later, in April 1964
September 11, 1962 ~ Singer, songwriter Neil Sedaka marries Leba Strassberg ~ Long rumored to be gay, possibly due to his regular songwriting partner Howard Greenfield openly being gay, Sedaka marries steady girlfriend Leba, who would serve as career coach for well over 50 years. The couple have two children together, daughter Dara Sedaka who is also a recording artist and singer for TV and radio commercials, and son Marc Sedaka who is a screenwriter
 
September 11, 1961 ~ Elizabeth Ann Guttman, commonly known as actress, singer EG Daily, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as an voice actress and actress, notably in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. As a singer known for her 1986 dance hit Say It Say It. Other well-known songs include Shake It Up and I'm Hot Tonight both used in the Scarface soundtrack, love In The Shaows co-written and produced by Harold Faltermeyer, and Mind Over Matter. Daily also sang backup on Human League-frontman Philip Oakey's 1985 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder album
 
September 11, 1960 ~ Heavy metal, hard rock, rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Claus Lessmann born ~ Co-founding member of Bonfire, remaining with the band through 2015. Has also worked with Ginger, Sunset and with Phantom 5
 
September 11, 1959 ~ Ernest Mario Bernaditto, commonly known as pianist, songwriter Ernie Burnett, passed away ~ Lost his memory and dog tags in battle in World War I. While recuperating a pianist entertaining patients played My Melancholy Baby. Bernaditto regained his memory, reclaiming “that's my song” ~ Bernaditto was born in 1884
 
September 11, 1958 ~ Pianist, keyboardist Mick Talbot born in London, UK ~ Member of the Merton Parkas, Dexys Midnight Runners, and of the Bureau before co-founding the Style Council with Paul Weller in 1982, remaining with the band until its disbandement in 1990. Has also worked with Damon Minchella, Galliano, Gene, the Young Disciples, Candi Staton, Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Pete Williams, and others
 
September 11, 1957 ~ Drummer, percussionist Jon Moss, full name Jonathan Aubrey Moss, born in Wandsworth, UK ~ Drummer of 1980s new wave, pop group Culture Club, known for hits such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Time (Clock Of The Heart), Church Of The Poisoned Mind, and Karma Chameleon, all of which reached the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. Has also worked with the Promised Land, London, the Nips, the Damned, and Adam & the Ants
 
September 11, 1955 ~ Jazz, funk, jazz-fusion guitarist Hiram Bullock born in Osaka, Japan ~ Leader and sideman. Member of the 24th Street Band. Has recorded with Will Lee, David Sanborn, Bob James, Steely Dan (Gaucho), Paul Simon (One Trick Pony), Harry Belafonte, Marcus Miller, Sting (Nothing Like The Sun), Carla Bley, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Ruben Rada, Gil Evans, and others ~ Bullock passed away in 2008
 
September 11, 1950 ~ Singer, songwriter, actor Yigal Bashan born in Rishon Lezion, Israel ~ Member of pop trio Kmo Tzoanim, known for their appearances on the children's TV show Hopa Hey. Also known for singing the theme of the Hebrew dub of The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils series ~ Bashan passed away in 2018
 
September 11, 1948 ~ Singer, songwriter Dennis Tufano, full name Dennis Stanley Joseph Tufano, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Original lead singer of the Buckinghams, known for a string of mid to late 1960s singles including Don't You Care, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song and perhaps their best-known Kind Of A Drag. The latter would top the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967
September 11, 1948 ~ Iain David McGeachy, commonly known as guitarist, songwriter John Martyn born in London, UK ~ Important in development of British folk. Drew from rock and jazz. Acclaimed for albums such as 1973's Solid Air and 1977's One World. Collaborated with artists as diverse as drummer Phil Collins, jazz bassist Danny Thompson, and reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry. ~ Martyn passed away in 2009
 
September 11, 1947 ~ Hard rock, blues rock singer Bob Catley born in Aldershot, UK ~ Lead singer of Magnum, best known for their 1988 Start Talking Love hit single. Has also worked with spin-off group Hard Rain and recorded over half a dozen solo albums starting with The Tower released in 1998
 
September 11, 1943 ~ Singer, guitarist Jack Ely born in Portland, Oregon, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of Kingsmen, including on their classic rendition of Louie Louie ~ Ely passed away in 2015
 
September 11, 1940 ~ Drummer Bernie Dwyer born in Manchester, UK ~ Co-founding member of Freddie & the Dreamers, known for hits such as If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody, I'm Telling You Now, You Were Made For Me and I Understand. The band would be grouped as part of the Merseybeat sound, generally associated with Liverpool, yet came from Manchester ~ Dwyer passed away in 2002
 
September 11, 1938 ~ Singer Charles Patrick, full name Charles Howard Patrick, born in Newark, New Jersey, USA ~ Lead singer of doo-wop outfit the Monotones, known for their 1958 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit The Book Of Love ~ Patrick passed away in 2020
 
September 11, 1936 ~ Singer, balladeer Byron G Harlan passed away ~ Comic minstrel. Formed the duo Collins & Harlan with Arthur Collins. Also worked with Aileen Stanley, Arthur Stanley, Joseph Belmont, Steve Porter, and others ~ Harlan was born away in 1861
 
September 11, 1935 ~ Classical, relgious composer Arvo Pärt born in Paide, Estonia ~ Renowned composer known best for compositions such as Fratres, Spiegel Im Spiegel and Fur Alina
 
September 11, 1933 ~ Roosevelt Willette, commonly known as hard bop, soul-jazz organist Baby Face Willette, born in USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with King Kolax, Joe Houston, Johnny Otis, Big Jay McNeely, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, and others ~ Willette passed away in 1971
 
September 11, 1930 ~ Operatic bass singer Clifford Grant born in Sydney, Australia ~ Best known for his association with the Sadler's Wells Opera, notably present in operas such as Der Ring Des Nibelungen, the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, and others ~ Grant passed away in 2021
 
September 11, 1928 ~ Lorraine Winifred Walsh, commonly known as jazz pianist Lorraine Geller, born in Portland, Oregon, USA ~ Leader and sidewoman. Worked with Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Red Mitchell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Kay Starr, Maynard Ferguson, and with her husband Herb Geller ~ Walsh passed away in 1958
 
September 11, 1925 ~ Songwriter, lyricist Alan Bergman born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Married to Marilyn Bergman since 1958. Together the Bergmans wrote lyrics to some of the best known songs of American pop, stage, film and musicals, including Dean Martin's Sleep Warm, Frank Sinatra's Nice And Easy, Ray Charles's In The Heat Of The Night, and Noel Harrison's The Windmills Of Your Mind as featured in The Thomas Crown Affair, the latter earning the pair an Academy Award for Best Song
 
September 11, 1924 ~ Singer, songwriter. social activist Jacqueline Steiner born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known for co-writing the original version MTA with Bess Lomax Hawes as part of a Boston political campaign in 1949. The song is about a man stuck on the Boston subway because he could not pay the exit fare ~ Steiner passed away in 2019
 
September 11, 1919 ~ John A Morrison, commonly known as jazz bassist Peck Morrison, born ~ Worked with Lucky Thompson, Horace Silver, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, Tiny Bradshaw, King Pleasure, Zoot Sims, Eddie Jefferson, JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Duke Ellington, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Smith, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Babs Gonzales, the Newport Rebels, Shirley Scott, Red Garland, Charles McPherson, Sy Oliver, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, Dave Bailey, Betty Carter, Willis Jackson, Etta Jones, Gildo Mahones, Joe Jones, Charlie Rouse, and others ~ Morrison passed away in 1988
 
September 11, 1918 ~ Stax co-founder Estelle Axton born in Middleton, Tennessee, USA ~ Founded Satellite Records with her brother Jim Stewart, to record local country and rockabilly artists. Changed its name to Stax after it was discovered another label already used the name. Axton worked with artists such as Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, Booker T & the MG's, Isaac Hayes, and others ~ Axton passed away in 2004
 
September 11, 1910 ~ Pop, jazz, country guitarist Jack Shook born ~ Worked with Kate Smith, Bob Crosby, Paul Whiteman, the Missouri Mountaineers, Dee Simmons, Owen Bradley, and others ~ Shook passed away in 1986
 
September 11, 1899 ~ James Houston Davis, commonly known as singer, songwriter Jimmie Davis, born in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA ~ Served two nonconsecutive terms as governor of Louisiana. As a singer known for songs such as Is It Too Late Now, There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight, There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder, Grievin' My Heart Out For You, Bang Bang and perhaps his best known You Are My Sunshine ~ Davis passed away in 2000
 
September 11, 1898 ~ Choral and opera composer Adolphe Abraham Samuel passed away in Ghent, Belgium ~ Composed operas, canatas, choir songs and symphonies. Influenced Hector Berlioz, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt ~ Samuel was born in 1824
 
September 11, 1896 ~ Benjamin Baruch Ambrose, commonly known as violinist, bandleader Bert Ambrose born in Warsaw, Russian Empire ~ Dance band bandleader popular from the 1920s up to the rise of rock & roll in the 1950s. Discovered Vera Lynn. Also worked with singers such as Sam Browne, Elsie Carlisle, Denny Dennis, Max Bacon, Evelyn Dall, Anne Shelton and musicians such as Sylvester Ahola, Ted Heath, Joe Crossman, Joe Jeannette, Bert Read, Joe Brannelly, Dick Escott and Max Goldberg ~ Ambrose passed away in 1971
 
September 11, 1895 ~ Songwriter, lyricist Harry Tobias born in New York, New York, USA ~ Remembered for co-writing songs such as Miss You (Rudy Vallee), At Your Command (Bing Crosby), Sweet And Lovely (Russ Columbo, Gerry Mulligan, Jerry Vale, Thelonious Monk, Bryan Ferry), and others ~ Tobias passed away in 1994
 
September 11, 1894 ~ Beatrice C Palmer, commonly known as singer, dancer Bee Palmer, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Sometimes credited as the inventor of the “shimmy” dance. Toured with artists such as Emmett Hardy, Leon Roppolo, Santo Pecora, husband Al Siegel and others. Reportedly co-wrote the Gene Austin pop standard Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, later also recorded by Mose Allison, Sammy Davis Jr, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Connie Francis, Bill Haley, Helen Humes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Leon Redbone, Rita Reys, Piano Red, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others ~ Palmer passed away in 1967
 
September 11, 1893 ~ Jazz trumpeter Sidney Desvigne born ~ Member of several 1910s, 1920s New Orleans jazz ensembles including the Silver Bell Band, the Maple Leaf Orchestra, the Excelsior Brass Band, the Whispering Gold Band. Fronted the Southern Syncopators ~ Desvigne passed away in 1959
 
September 11, 1876 ~ Danzónzan pianist, bandleader, composer Antonio María Romeu, full name Antonio María Romeu Marrero, born in Jibacoa, Cuba ~ Worked with the Orquesta Cervantes, the Orquesta Romeu, Fernando Collazo, Barbarito Diez, and others ~ Romeu passed away in 1955
 
September 11, 1733 ~ Baroque composer, organist, harpsichordist François Couperin passed away in France ~ Dubbed “Couperin the Great” to distinguish him from his father organist Charles Couperin and uncle keyboard virtuoso and composer Louis Couperin. Influenced by Arcangelo Corelli. Admired by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel. Best known for a number of volumes for harpsichord music published between 1713 and 1730 and for his the Concerts Royaux ~ Couperin was born in 1668