This Day In Music: September 22
September 21 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 23
September 22, 2022 ~ Guitarist, singer, producer, songwriter David Malachowski, full name David Frank Malachowski, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Reckless, the Greg Austin Band, Janie Fricke, Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen, Shania Twain, Savoy Brown, Garth Hudson, Phoebe Legere, Mechanical Bull, Genya Ravan, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin Vega, and others ~ Malachowski was born in 1955
September 22, 2021 ~ Classical violinist, concertmaster, conductor Jan Stanienda passed away ~ Joined the Polish Chamber Orchestra in 1975, becoming its concertmaster and soloist two years later. Would go on to work with numerous renowned conductors, soloists and orchestras including Yehudi Menuhin, Maurice André, Guy Touvron, Grzegorz Nowak, and others. Concertmaster of the Sinfonia Varsovia in the mid to late 1980s. Artistic director of the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra in the early 1990s. Artist director of the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra since 1996 ~ Stanienda was born in 1953
September 22, 2018 ~ Charles Nicholas Hodges, commonly known as rock, pop, rockney singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, banjoist Chas Hodges, passed away ~ Formed the duo Chas & Dave with Dave Peacock, best known for the singles Rabbit and Ain't No Pleasing You. Hodges has also worked with the Outlaws, Heads Hands & Feet, the Rebel Rousers, the Tornados, the Lancasters, and recorded as a solo artist ~ Hodges was born in 1943
September 22, 2017 ~ Jazz organist, pianist, vibraphonist Mike Carr, full name Michael Anthony Carr, passed away ~ Brother of trumpeter Ian Carr, with whom he formed the Emcee Five. Also worked with John McLaughlin, Ronnie Stephenson, Malcolm Cecil, Spike Heatley, Johnny Butts, Eric Burdon, Ronnie Scott, Tony Crombie, Bobby Glen, Cargo, Prince Lasha, and others ~ Carr was born in 1937
September 22, 2014 ~ Pianist, songwriter Erik van der Wurff passed away ~ Best known for his longtime association with Herman van Veen. Has also worked with John Denver, Toots Thielemans, the Cats, Harry Sacksioni, Robert Long, Gerard Cox, het Residentie Orkest, the Brussels Philharmonic, and others ~ Van der Wurff was born in 1946
September 22, 2011 ~ Pop, jazz, R&B singer, songwriter Vesta Williams, full name Mary Vesta Williams, passed away in El Segundo, California, USA ~ Sang backup for artists such as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Sting, Stephanie Mills, Anita Baker, Joe Sample, and Gordon Lightfoot. As a solo artist debuted in 1986 with the album Vesta. Best known for songs such as Once Bitten Twice Shy (1986), Sweet Sweet Love (1988), Congratulations (1989), and Special (1991) ~ Williams was born in 1957
September 22, 2010 ~ Edwin John Fisher, commonly known as singer, actor Eddie Fisher, passed away in Berkeley, California, USA ~ One of the most popular artists in the early-1950s. Married to Debbie Reynolds (children Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher). Later married to Connie Stevens (children Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher). Fisher was known for songs such as Thinking Of You, Any Time, Tell Me Why, Wish You Were Here, I'm Walking Behind You, I Need You Now, The Heart, and others ~ Fisher was born in 1928
September 22, 2008 ~ Singer, actress Connie Haines passed away in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA ~ Made over 200 recordings. Worked with artists such as Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, and others. One of the first white artists signed by Motown, recording a dozen or so singles for the label, notably What's Easy For Two Is Hard For One in 1965 ~ Haines was born in 1921
September 22, 2000 ~ Jazz trumpeter Willie Cook passed away in Stockholm, Sweden ~ Cook worked with King Perry, Jay McShann, Johnny Hartman, Earl Hines, Jimmie Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, BB King, Count Basie, Nappy Brown, Billy Taylor, Paul Gonsalves, and others ~ Cook was born in 1923
September 22, 1996 ~ Rapper, songwriter Ameer Vann, full name Ameer Emmanuel Yann, born in Houston ~ Co-founded hip-hop collective Brockhampton in 2015 with high school friends Kevin Abstract, Joba, Matt Champion and Merlyn Wood. Vann left the group in 2018 following sexual abuse allegations. Has since worked as a solo artist, releasing his Emmanuel in 2019
September 22, 1996 ~ Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, commonly known as actress, singer Dorothy Lamour, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as an actress, notably in the Road To…-series alongside Bob Hope and Bing Crosby starting with The Road To Singapore released in 1940. Active as a big band singer since the early 1930s, noted for introducing standards such as Moon Of Manakoora, I Remember You, It Could Happen To You and But Beautiful ~ Slaton was born in 1914
September 22, 1995 ~ Dorothy Ann Collins, commonly known as folk pianist, organist Dolly Collins, passed away in Balcombe, UK ~ Sister of Shirley Collins, with whom she also worked including on the Sweet Primeroses album. Has also worked with the Incredible String Band, Iain Matthews and Peter Bellamy. Mostly retired from music by the early 1970s ~ Collins was born in 1933
September 22, 1994 ~ Jazz, dixieland, jump blues trumpeter Teddy Buckner passed away ~ Worked with Sonny Clay, Buck Clayton, Sidney Bechet, T-Bone Walker, Lionel Hampton, Kid Ory, and others ~ Buckner was born in 1909
September 22, 1989 ~ Israel Beilin, commonly known as composer, songwriter Irving Berlin passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. Scored his first international hit, Alexander's Ragtime Band (Emma Carus), in 1911. Many of Berlin's songs have become standards recorded by numerous artists including How Deep Is The Ocean (Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman), Cheek To Cheek (Fred Astaire, the Boswell Sisters, Frank Sinatra), Shaking The Blues Away (Ruth Etting, Ben Selvin, Doris Day), Blue Skies (Belle Baker, Tommy Dorsey, Dinah Washington), Puttin' On The Ritz (Leo Reisman, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland), White Christmas (Bing Crosby, Perry Como, the Ink Spots), and others ~ Berlin was born in 1888
September 22, 1986 ~ Drummer, bandleader Bernie Cummins, full name Bernard Joseph Cummins, passed away ~ Bandleader who employed singers and musicians such as Dorothy Crane, Jerry Lang, Betty Griffin, his brother Walter Cummins, Scottie Marsh, Charlie Callas, Randy Brooks, Tommy Dorsey, and others ~ Cummins was born in 1900
September 22, 1985 ~ Virtuoso jazz pianist, composer Aaron Diehl born ~ Worked with Benny Golson, Joe Temperley, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Warren Wolf, Lew Tabackin, Wycliffe Gordon, and others
September 22, 1984 ~ Drummer Ross Jarman born in Wakefield, UK ~ Formed indie rock sibling outfit the Cribs, alongside Gary Jarman on bass, Ryan Jarman on guitar. Best known for songs such as Hey Scenesters, Mirror Kissers and Men's Needs. From 2008 through 2011 guitarist Johnny Marr of the Smiths fame also played with the band
September 22, 1983 ~ Kyla Reid, mononymously known as house, dance-pop singer Kyla, born in Cambridgeshire, UK ~ Best known for her 2008 single Do You Mind, later heavily sampled in Drake's One Dance 2016 Billboard Hot 100 No.1 hit
September 22, 1982 ~ Pop, rock singer, songwriter Christon Kloosterboer, also known mononymously as Christon, born in Zwolle, the Netherlands ~ First gained attention as a contestant in the 2004 edition of the Dutch talent show Idols. Member of XYP. Founding member, lead singer, frontman and sole songwriter of Rigby. Has written or co-written for a wide array of both Dutch and international artists including Aloe Blacc, Ziggy Marley, Lost Frequencies, Ronnie Flex, Guus Meeuwis, Thomas Berge, and others
September 22, 1981 ~ Alternative rock, post-hardcore, emo, pop punk, pop rock singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter Adam Lazzara, full name Adam Burbank Lazzara, born in Sheffield, Alabama, USA ~ Lead singer of Taking Back Sunday since the early 2000s. Has released a solo album, Because It Works, in 2013
September 22, 1976 ~ Post-rock drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson born ~ Co-founding member of Sigur Rós, remaining with the band from its inception in 1994 leaving the band in 1999 to be replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason
September 22, 1973 ~ Blake Sennett Swendson, commonly known as indie rock, alt rock guitarist, singer Blake Sennett, born in San Diego, California, USA ~ Child actor known for supporting roles in the Nickelodeon series Salute Your Shorts and the ABC series Boy Meets World. Lead guitarist for indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley. Lead singer, guitarist for the Elected. Co-lead Night Terrors Of 1927 with Jarrod Gorbel. Produced albums for the Humanimals and Rachel Zevita
September 22, 1971 ~ Pop singer, songwriter Chesney Hawkes, full name CHesney Lee Hawkes, born in Windsor, UK ~ Best known for The One And Only, a hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1991
September 22, 1971 ~ James Moss, commonly known as gospel, R&B, hip-hop, soul singer, producer, songwriter J Moss, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Son of gospel singer Bill Moss Sr. Worked with Karen Clark Sheard, the Clark Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Hezekiah Walker, Dorinda Clark Cole, and others
September 22, 1971 ~ Progressive rock, progressive metal, Christian rock singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist Ted Leonard born in Arcadia, California, USA ~ Influenced by Paul Rodgers, Jellyfish, Yes, Tears For Fears and Steve Perry. Best known as lead singer of neo-progressive rock outfit Enchant. Has also worked with Spock's Beard, Thought Chamber, Xen, Affector, Andrew Gorczyca, Transatlantic, Neal Morse, and with the Pattern-Seeking Animals
September 22, 1969 ~ Bassist, singer Matt Sharp, full name Matthew Kelly Sharp, born in Arlington, Virginia, USA ~ Co-founding member of alternative rock band Weezer, present on the albums Weezer (Blue Album) and Pinkerton. Founder, frontman, sole constant member of the Rentals, releasing the albums The Return Of The Rentals and Seven More Minutes before disbanding by the end of the 1990s
September 22, 1968 ~ Operatic bass singer Norman Scott passed away in Manhattan, New York, USA ~ Best known for his association with the Metropolitan Opera, performing in well over 50 operatic roles between 1951 and his death 17 years later ~ Scott was born in 1921
September 22, 1967 ~ Pop punk singer, guitarist, songwriter Parry Gripp born in Santa Barbara, California, USA ~ Frontman of pop punk outfit Nerf Herder, who describe their music as geek rock and best known for the 1997 single Van Halen and for composing the theme song to the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. As a solo artist Gripp is known for fake jingles, notably his 2005 For Those About To Shop We Salute You, novelty songs and children's music
September 22, 1966 ~ R&B singer, keyboardist, bassist, percussionist, songwriter, producer Keith Martin, full name Keith Eric Martin, born in Washington DC, USA ~ Influenced by the Jackson 5, Prince, the hitmaking producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Stevie Wonder as well as jazz and funk. Close longtime friend of Johnny Gill, Stacy Lattisaw and Kenny Lattimore. Member of local group Masquerade which also included D'Extra Wiley of future II D Extreme fame. Backed MC Hammer on the Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em and Too Legit To Quit world tours. As a solo artist first gained attention with Never Find Someone Like You, featured in the Bad Boys soundtrack. Would release his full-length It's Long Overdue debut album the following year, in 1995, and has recorded to mixed succes since ~ Martin passed away in 2022
September 22, 1966 ~ Singer, drummer, songwriter N'dea Davenport born ~ Member of Brand New Heavies. Released a sole eponymous album, N'Dea Davenport, in 1998. In-demand session vocalist, worked with Mark Ronson, Louie Vega, Roger Sanchez, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Madonna, Natalie Merchant, Mos Def, Sly & Robbie, J Dilla, Malcolm McLaren, Bootsy Collins, Daniel Lanois, Dallas Austin, the Gun Gun Boys, and others
September 22, 1961 ~ Keyboardist, flautist Kofi Burbridge born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Brother of bassist Oteil Burbridge, who cited Kofi as his biggest influence. Best known as member of Derek Trucks Band and of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Has also worked with Trey Anastasio's Surrender To The Air, Naked Jazz, Frogwings, and with the Aquarium Rescue Unit ~ Burbridge passed away in 2019
September 22, 1959 ~ Jazz drummer Tony Reedus born ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Woody Shaw, Dave Stryker, Mulgrew Miller, Art Blakey, Mike Nock, Kenny Garrett, James Williams, Anthony Woonsey, Joanne Brackeen, Benny Golson, Geoffrey Keezer, Harold Mabern, Benny Green, Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, and others ~ Reedus passed away in 2008
September 22, 1958 ~ Opera, classical, crossover pop singer, songwriter, producer Andrea Bocelli born in Lajatico, Italy ~ Best known for his crossover classical albums and collaborations with classical, pop, R&B artists including Céline Dion (The Prayer), Christina Aguilera (Somos Novios (It's Impossible)), Marco Borsato (Because We Live), Gianna Nannina (Ama Credi E Vai), Laura Pausini (Dare To Live (Vivere)), Mary J Blige (What Child Is This), Ariana Grande (E Piu Ti Penso), Ed Sheeran (Perfect Symphony), Dua Lipa (If Only), and Ellie Goulding (Return To Love)
September 22, 1958 ~ Joan Marie Larkin, commonly known as rock, hard rock, punk rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Joan Jett born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Mezzo-soprano rock singer. Feminist icon. Sometimes referred to as “the Queen of Rock & Roll” and “the Godmother of Punk”. Founded all-female rock outfit the Runaways, known for the 1976 hit single Cherry Bomb. Best known for fronting Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, scoring hits such as Bad Reputation, Crimson And Clover, Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah), Light Of Day, I Hate Myself For Loving You, Dirty Deeds and her best known I Love Rock 'n Roll, the latter a Billboard No.1 hit in 1982
September 22, 1957 ~ Bassist, singer, songwriter Johnette Napolitano born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of alternative rock outfit Concrete Blonde. Has also released a number of solo albums, starting with Sketchbook in 2000
September 22, 1957 ~ Post-punk, alternative rock, gothic rock singer, pianist, songwriter Nick Cave, full name Nicholas Edward Cave, born in Wangaretta, Australia ~ Critically acclaimed with a devout cult following. Helped inspire gothic rock. First gained attention in the late 1970s fronting the Birthday Party, by the mid-1980s using the Bad Seeds as his regular backing band. Cave's music is characterised by its dark undertone, often touching on topics such as death, religion, love and violence. Known for songs such as The Mercy Seat, From Her To Eternity, the Kylie Minogue-duet Where The Wild Roses Grow and As I Sat Sadly By Her Side. Cave has also ventured into acting and is an acclaimed author
September 22, 1957 ~ Bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, singer Rune Kristoffersen born ~ Co-founding member of new wave, pop outfit Fra Lippo Lippi, known for 1980s hits such as Shouldn't Have To Be Like That, Everytime I See You and Light And Shade. The band's 1987 studio album, Light And Shade released in 1987, was produced by Walter Becker
September 22, 1956 ~ Jazz, avant-garde, classical clarinetist David Krakauer born in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Joined the Klezmatics in 1988. Has also worked with Klezmer Madness, rapper Socalled, Fred Wesley, Ofer Ben-Amots, the Emerson String Quartet, Kathleen Tagg, the Kronos Quartet, Ancestral Groove, Anthony Coleman, Dobrek Bistro, White Willow, and others
September 22, 1956 ~ Pop, country, Christian singer Debby Boone, full name Deborah Anne Boone, born in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA ~ Best known for her 1977 hit You Light Up My Life. Also known for country hits such as Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again and a number of Christian albums, including the 1980 Grammy Award-winning With My Song. Daughter of singer-actor Pat Boone and has recorded with her siblings as the Boones, scoring modest hits with the Supremes-cover When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes and the ABBA-cover Hasta Mañana
September 22, 1956 ~ Heavy metal singer Rhett Forrester born in Tucker, Georgia, USA ~ Best known as lead singer of Riot from 1981 through 1984. Also worked with Jack Starr, Dogbone, and released a number of solo albums, starting with Gone With The Wind in 1984 ~ Forrester passed away in 1994
September 22, 1953 ~ Singer Gary Holton born in London, UK ~ Sang with the Sadler's Wells Opera in his early teens. Featured in a touring production of the musical Hair in his late teens. Best known as frontman of glam rock outfit Heavy Metal Kids from 1972 through 1977, present on the band's first three albums. Worked with Casino Steel in the early 1980s. Holton would die of an overdose at age 33 ~ Holton passed away in 1985
September 22, 1953 ~ Singer Shirley Jones born ~ One third of sibling outfit the Jones Girls, alongside Brenda Jones and Valorie Jones. Served as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, Linda Clifford, and Tower Of Power. On their own they would score a number of modest hits on Billboard's R&B charts from the late 1970s through the mid 1980s including You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else, Dance Turned Into Romance and I Just Love The Man. As a solo artist Shirley would score an R&B hit wih Do You Get Enough Love, written by Bunny Sigler and produced by Kenny Gamble, taken of her Always In The Mood debut album
September 22, 1952 ~ Guitarist, singer Oliver Mtukudzi born in Highsfield, Southern Rhodesia ~ Considered to be Zimbabwe's most internationally recognised cultural icon of all time ~ Mtukudzi passed away in 2019
September 22, 1952 ~ Anthony Arnold Dagradi, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Tony Dagradi, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Inner Visions, Ed Schuller, Gary Valente, Archie Bell & the Drells, Professor Longhair, the Astral Project, Ramsey McLean, Carla Bley, Bobby McFerrin, Mose Allison, Ellis Marsalis Jr, and others
September 22, 1951 ~ Blues, R&B, jazz guitarist, singer, songwriter Bobby Radcliff born in Washington DC, USA ~ Influenced by Paul Butterfield, James Burton, Don Rich, Steve Cropper, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Rolling Stones. Member of the Yarbs. Member of the Northside Blues Band. House musician at Lone Star Café. Debuted as a solo artist with the 1984 Early In The Morning album and has recorded to critical acclaim since
September 22, 1951 ~ Singer David Coverdale born ~ Acclaimed for his blues-infused voice. Lead singer of Deep Purple from 1973 through 1976, first appearing on the 1974 Burn album. Lead singer of Whitesnake from 1978 through 1990, present on the band's best-known including Here I Go Again and Is This Love. Collaborated with Led Zeppelin-guitarist Jimmy Page on the 1993 Coverdale & Page album, which reached top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a RIAA platinum status
September 22, 1950 ~ Kirill Babitzin, commonly known as rock, hard rock, pop singer Kirka, born in Helsinki, Finland ~ One of the most popular Finnish rock, pop singers with a career spanning four decades starting in the late 1960s. Has worked with the Creatures, Islanders (Hetki Iyo), the Blues Section, Mosaic, Sarcofagus, and others. His 1988 Surun Pyyhit Silmistani solo album would become one of the best-selling albums in Finnish pop, rock history. Outside Scandinavia perhaps best known for representing Finland at the 1984 Eurovision Songfestival, reaching 9th place with the song Henaillaan ~ Babitzin was born in 2007
September 22, 1948 ~ Margaret Stern, commonly known as jazz, R&B pianist, keyboardist Peggy Stern, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sidewoman. Clasically trained. Noted for the 1992 album Lunasea, a collaborative album with Lee Konitz. Has also worked with Richie Cole, Julian Priester, Vic Juris, and others
September 22, 1947 ~ Vanusa Santos Flores, mononymously known as pop rock singer Vanusa, born in São Paulo, Brazil ~ Exponent of the jovem guardia movement, a genre of Brazilian music emerging in the 1960s heavily influenced by both American rock & roll and British invasion. Well over a dozen albums to her name starting with her 1968 eponymous Vanusa debut album ~ Flores passed away in 2020
September 22, 1946 ~ Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, commonly known as juju, pop singer, songwriter King Sunny Adé, born in Oshogbo, Nigeria ~ One of the first African pop musicians to gain international accclaim, starting in the early 1980s. Introduced the use of western instruments such as guitar, steel guitar, clarinet and vibraphone to juju music. Paved the way for other world musicians such as Youssou n'Dour and Salif Kreita. Collaborated with Western musicians such as Stevie Wonder. Well-known for the albums Juju Music, Synchro System and Odu
September 22, 1943 ~ Singer Paul Hoffert, full name Paul Matthew Hoffert born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Co-founded Lighthouse, remaining with the band through 1973 and present on some of their best-known including Hats Off To The Stranger, One Fine Morning and Sunny Days which all reached top 10 in the band's native Canada. Would go on to become an in-demand film composer, with scores such as The Groundstar Conspiracy, Wild Horse Hank and Fanny Hill to his name. Parallel to his music career Hoffert who holds degrees in mathematics and science has achievements as a researcher in science and technology
September 22, 1942 ~ Michael Thomas McCarthy, commonly known as singer Mike Patto, born in Cirencester, UK ~ First gained attention as lead singer, frontman of Bo Street Runners. Would subsequently work with Timebox, his own band Patto, and Dick & the Firemen. Joined Spooky Tooth in 1974, present on the band's last album The Mirror. Following Spooky's disbandement later the same year co-founded Boxer with guitarist Ollie Halsall ~ McCarthy passed away in 1979
September 22, 1938 ~ Pop, country, rock & roll singer, guitarist, actor Dean Reed, full name Dean Cyril Reed, born in Denver, Colorado, USA ~ Dubbed “the Red Elvis”. Lived much of his life in South America and East Germany. Sold millions of records in the Socialist bloc, often uncertified covers of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles. His only American charting single would be 1962's Our Summer Romance peaking at the bottom end of the Billboard Hot 100. Though he always claimed his life-long faithfulness to the USA seen by Western media as a Communist propaganda beacon ~ Reed passed away in 1986
September 22, 1934 ~ Pop, jazz singer, actress Ornella Vanoni born in Milan, Italy ~ Regarded as one of the foremost Italian singers, especially acclaimed for her sophisticated style. Known for songs such as Senza Fine, Che Cosa S'E, T uSi Na Cosa Grande, La Musica è Finita, Eternità, Una Ragione Di Più, Non Dirmi Niente, the latter an Italian version of the Burt Bacharach-penned Don't Make Me Over. Has collaborated with Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho, Enzo Gragnaniello, and others. Found renewed international interest in the early 2000s when her 1970 hit L'Appuntamento was included on the Ocean's Twelve soundtrack
September 22, 1931 ~ Opera, theatre, TV director Colin Graham born in Hove, UK ~ Closely associated with composer Benjamin Britten. Has worked with the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Opera Theater Of Saint Louis, the Metropolitan Opera, and others ~ Graham passed away in 2007
September 22, 1930 ~ Chiyoko Suzuki, commonly known as singer, actress Pat Suzuki, born in Cressey, California, USA ~ Best remembered for her role of Linda Low in the original 1958 Broadway production of Flower Drum Song, penned by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Especially noted for her rendition of the show's I Enjoy Being A Girl which would be regarded as the definitve version
September 22, 1929 ~ Singer Dolores Hawkins born ~ Worked with Gene Krupa, Red Saunders, the Four Lads, Joe Reisman, and others ~ Hawkins passed away in 1987
September 22, 1926 ~ Jazz, classical clarinetist, composer Bill Smith, full name William Overton Smith, born in Sacramento, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his association with Dave Brubeck. Also worked with Milton Babbitt, Anthony Braxton, Tom Collier, the Deep Listening Band, Barney Kessel, Gail Kubik, Shelly Manne, Red Norvo, Pauline Oliveros, and others ~ Smith passed away in 2020
September 22, 1924 ~ Jazz trumpeter Ray Wetzel born ~ Worked with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, the Metronome All-Stars, Vido Musso, Neal Hefti, Charlie Barnet, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, Rolf Ericson, his wife Bonnie Wetzel, and others ~ Wetzel passed away in 1951
September 22, 1922 ~ Albert James Byrne Jr, commonly known as jazz singer Buddy Stewart, born in Derry, New Hampshire, USA ~ Worked with Claude Thornhill, Gene Krupa, Dave Lambert, Kai Winding, Charlie Barnet, Blossom Dearie, Charlie Parker, and others ~ Byrne passed away in 1950
September 22, 1922 ~ Yvette Hornère, commonly known as accordionist Yvette Horner born in Tarbes, France ~ Released over 100 albums in various genres. Best known for providing musical accompaniment for the sporting event Tour de France in the 1950s and 1960s ~ Hornère passed away in 2018
September 22, 1919 ~ Jazz pianist Rio de Gregori born in Zurich, Switzerland ~ Worked with Willy Mac Allen, James Boucher, Jo Grandjean, René Weiss, Fred Bohler, Flavio Ambrosetti, Stuff Combe, and others ~ De Gregori passed away in 1987
September 22, 1894 ~ Songwriter, pianist Dave Dreyer born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Worked with artists such as Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Belle Baker, Frank Fay, and others ~ Dreyer passed away in 1967