This Day In Music: September 5
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September 5, 2022 ~ Pianist, conductor Lars Vogt passed away ~ Best known as musical director for the Royal Northern Sinfonia from 2015 through 2020. Subsequently served as music director for the Orchestre De Chambre De Paris. As a concert pianist Vogt has recorded well over 30 albums consisting of works by Robert Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, and others ~ Vogt was born in 1970
 
September 5, 2021 ~ Latin jazz percussionist, bandleader Ralph Irizarry passed away in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Has collaborated with artists such as Harry Belafonte, Celia Cruz, Paquito d'Rivera, Juan Luis Guerra, Paul Simon, Talking Heads-frontman David Byrne, and others. Appeared in the musical drama film The Mambo Kings released in 1992 ~ Irizarry was born in 1954
September 5, 2021 ~ Pop singer, actress Sarah Harding, full name Sarah Nicole Harding, passed away in the Buckinghamshire, UK ~ Rose to fame in the early 2000s as member of girl group Girls Aloud, known for UK top 10 hits such as Sound Of The Underground, Life Got Cold, The Show, I'll Stand By You, Something Kinda Ooooh, Walk This Way with the Sugababes, Call The Shots and The Promise ~ Harding was born in 1981
 
September 5, 2017 ~ Holger Schüring, commonly known as bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, percussionist, singer Holger Czukay, passed away in Weilerswist, Germany ~ Co-founding member of krautrock outfit the Can, known for bridging the gap between pop and avant-garde. Czukay remained with the band through 1977 and rejoined on occassion in later years ~ Schüring was born in 1938
 
September 5, 2015 ~ Frederick Dennis Greene, commonly known as singer Denny Greene, passed away in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Member of Sha Na Na. Sang at Woodstock. Appeared in the movie Grease taking the lead vocals on Tears On My Pillow ~ Greene was born in 1949
 
September 5, 2012 ~ Joseph Alfred Souter, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter Joe South passed away in Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA ~ Best known as songwriter responsible for songs such as Games People Play, Down In The Boondocks, Yo Yo, Hush, and Rose Garden. In-demand session musician including on songs such as Tommy Roe's Sheila and Aretha Franklin's Chain Of Fools, and albums such as Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde and Simon & Garfunkel's The Sounds Of Silence. Artists who have recorded South's songs include Billy Joe Royal, the Osmonds, Lynn Anderson, Deep Purple, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Gene Vincent, Carol Burnett, Andy Williams, Kitty Wells, Dottie West, Jim Nabors, Arlen Roth, Liz Anderson, the Georgia Satellites, Waylon Jennings, Ike & Tina Turner, Hank Williams Jr, James Taylor, the Tams, kd Lang, and others ~ Souter was born in 1940
 
September 5, 2009 ~ Donald Eugene Jones, commonly known as pop rock, glam rock bassist Mickie Jones, passed away in San Dimas, California, USA ~ Bassist of Angel from 1975 to 1977, present on the albums Angel, Helluva Band and On Earth As It Is In Heaven. The band was discovered by Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons and known for their androgynous image. Slammed by rock critics and ridiculized by Frank Zappa in the song Punky's Whips, the band never achieved mass commercial succes but enjoyed a cult following. Both Jones and bandmate Punky Meadows were asked to join the New York Dolls but declined. Jones also previously played in BUX ~ Jones was born in 1952
 
September 5, 2002 ~ Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg, mononymously known as rapper, songwriter Einár, born in Stockholm, Sweden ~ Has released four full-length albums during his short career, starting with Första Klass in 2019. Scored over a dozen top 10 hit singles in his native Sweden, of which Katten I Trakten, Nu Vi Skiner and Dansa featuring Adaam reached the top spot. Involved in a several high-profile incidents, including his kidnapping by rival rapper Yasin in 2020. Einár was scheduled to testify in his kidnapping case the week after being found shot in the head and killed at age 19, his murder described by police as an execution ~ Grönberg passed away in 2021
 
September 5, 1999 ~ Kathryn Jewel Thorne, commonly known as boogie-woogie pianist Katie Webster, passed away in League City, Texas, USA ~ Backed musicians such as Lightning Slim, Lonesome Sundown, Otis Redding, and others. Also worked with Garu Wiggins, Chris Rannenberg, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, and others ~ Thorne was born in 1936
 
September 5, 1997 ~ Gyorgy Stern, commonly known as orchestral, operatic conductor Georg Solti, passed away in Antibes, France ~ Studied with Béla Bartók, Leo Weiner, and Erno Dohnanyi. Of Jewish descent he fled the Nazis in 1938, conducted one season in London and for the remainder of World War II found refuge in Switzerland earning a living as a pianist. Best known for conducting opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as long-serving music director of the the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ~ Stern was born in 1912
 
September 5, 1996 ~ Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, mononymously known as singer, songwriter Sigrid, born in Ålesund, Norway ~ Cites Adele, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young as influences. Debuted with the EP Don't Kill My Vibe in 2017. Scored a UK top 10 hit with Strangers. Followed through with a full-length debut album, Sucker Punch, in 2019
 
September 5, 1993 ~ Singer, model Rene Klijn passed away in The Hague, the Netherlands ~ Member of boy band Bam To Bam-Bam. Best known as a solo artist, known for his 1992 Yazoo cover Mr Blue. Klijn, diagnosed with terminal HIV/Aids, recorded the single as a duet with Paul de Leeuw after a controversial TV show to raise HIV/Aids awareness. Klijn passed away aged 30 in 1993. The single's proceeds were donated to HIV/Aids charity. The TV show would be awarded a bronze Rose D'Or in Montreux ~ Klijn was born in 1962
 
September 5, 1992 ~ Harold Luttenbacher, commonly known as free jazz composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist Hal Russell, passed away in La Grange, Illinois, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Founded NRG Ensemble. Worked with Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Joe Daley, Joel Futteman, and others ~ Luttenbacher was born in 1926
 
September 5, 1988 ~ Jazz trombonist Lawrence Brown passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Gained recognition as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra. Has also worked with Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, and with Cootie Williams ~ Brown was born in 1907
 
September 5, 1987 ~ Nathalie Missaoui, commonly known as singer, rapper, songwriter Cleo, born in Uppsala, Sweden ~ First gained attention in the early 2000s rapping with the Random Bastards collective. Also worked with Syster Sol, Jessica Folcker, the Looptroop Rockers (Hårt Mot Hårt), and others. As a solo artist best known for the singles 240 and Easter Morning
 
September 5, 1982 ~ Guitarist Rose Mazzola, full name Rosalyn Mazzola, born ~ Co-founding member, guitarist of punk rock band the Distillers. Also played bass in Gold Cash Gold
 
September 5, 1980 ~ Drummer, keyboardist, accordionist, singer Joe Seiders born in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA ~ Worked with the New Pornographers, Neko Case, Emitt Rhodes, John Oates, Tracy Bonham, Juliana Hatfield, Chris Mann, Gary Jules, Bleu, Josh Kaufman, Pat Badger, Night Terrors Of 1927, Val McCallum, and others
September 5, 1980 ~ Pop, soul, R&B singer Kevin Simm, full name Kevin Ian Smith, born in Lancashire, UK ~ Member of Liberty X from 2001 until the band's disbandement in 2007. As a solo artist won the 5th season of the talent show The Voice UK aired on BBC One in 2016. Joined Wet Wet Wet in 2018, taking on the role of lead singer
 
September 5, 1979 ~ Indie rock, indie folk guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist, singer, producer, engineer Brian Garth born in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ~ Guitarist, singer of Black Camaro, which he co-founded with keyboardist, singer Tom Miller. The band self-released their debut album White People F****d Up The Blues, initially pressing only 300 copies. The album would be picked up by local music journalist Jarret Keene, the band would go on to record about a dozen albums. Garth would also venture into acting and is the owner and sound engineer of Chrome Werewolf, a recording studio in Vegas
 
September 5, 1978 ~ Classical violinist Frank Huang born in Beijing, China ~ Raised in the USA from age two. Child prodigy. Soloed with the Houston Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra at age 10. Would go on to work with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Indianopolis Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hanover, the Ying Quartet, and others. Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic since 2015
 
September 5, 1977 ~ Singer Elsie Carlisle passed away in London, UK ~ Popular singer before and during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s, dubbed Britain's “Radio Sweetheart Number One”. Worked with Carroll Gibbons, Sam Browne, Jack Hylton, and others ~ Carlisle was born in 1896
September 5, 1977 ~ Guitarist George Barnes, full name George Warren Barnes, passed away in Concord, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Big Bill Broonzy (Sweetheart Land, It's A Lowdown Dirty SHame), the NBC Orchestra, Blind John Davis, Jazz Gillum, Merline Johnson, Curtis Jones, Washboard Sam, Raymond Scott, Dorothy Collins, Patsy Cline, the Coasters, the Drifters (This Magic Moment, Lonely Teardrops), Bucky Pizzarelli, the Lawson-Haggart Band, Ruby Braff, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Ben E King, Big Joe Turner, Boyd Raeburn, Buddy Holly (on the 1958 eponymous Buddy Holly album), Cootie Williams, Dinah Washington, Solomon Burke (on the quintessential 1963 album If You Need Me), Dick Hyman, Bob Dylan (on the 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan), Doris Day, and others ~ Barnes was born in 1921
 
September 5, 1976 ~ Ashley Mark Groenewald, commonly known as blues harpist, guitarist, singer, songwriter Ash Grunwald, born in Melbourne, Australia ~ Debuted in 2002 with the Introducing Ash Grunwald and has recorded to critical acclaim since. Best known for songs such as Breakout, Walking, Longtime and Ain't My Problem
 
September 5, 1971 ~ Alternative metal, nu metal, hard rock drummer Will Hunt born in Gainesville, Florida, USA ~ In-demand drummer. Notable credits include Black Label Society on the 2010 Order Of The Black album and Evanescence on the 2011 eponymous Evanescence album as well as the 2021 The Bitter Truth album. Has also worked with Eli, Skrape, Tommy Lee, Dark New Day, Bloodsimple, Methods Of Mayhem, Crossfade, Soil, White Noise Owl, Michael Sweet, Gus G, and others
 
September 5, 1970 ~ Dock Williams, commonly known as singer, songwriter Curley Williams, passed away in Montgomery, Alabama, USA ~ Wrote Half As Much, recorded by Hank Williams, no relation, in 1951 and later covered by a wide array of musicians ~ Williams was born in 1914
 
September 5, 1969 ~ Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, commonly known as rock guitarist, actor Dweezil Zappa, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Son of musical genius Frank Zappa. Immersed in music from a young age and able to learn from his father as well as his father's collaborators and family friends released his first single, My Mother Is A Space Cadet produced by Eddie Van Halen, at age 12. A full-length album, Havin' A Bad Day, would follow four years later. Dweezil would become known especially for fronting Zappa Plays Zappa, covering his father's songs and at times featuring Zappa alumni such as Napoleon Murphy Brock, Steve Vai and Terry Bozzio
September 5, 1969 ~ Mitchell Agress, commonly known as orchestra leader, violinist, composer, arranger Mitchel Ayress, passed away in Winchester, Nevada, USA ~ Best known for his association with Perry Como and as musical director for Hollywood Palace variety show aired on ABC ~ Agress was born in 1909
 
September 5, 1967 ~ Singer, guitarist, keyboardist, percussionist, songwriter Arnel Pineda, full name Arnel Campaner Pineda, born in Tondo, Philippines ~ First gained attention in the 1980s in the Philippines. Worked with several bands, including the Iljos Band, AMO, New Age, Most Wanted and the Zoo, throughout the mid-2000s. On the strength of Youtube videos was asked by Neal Schon to audition for Journey, which he joined as lead singer in 2007
 
September 5, 1965 ~ Andrew Pinching, commonly known as drummer Pinch, born in Grantham, UK ~ Foundng member of the English Dogs. Member of punk outfit the Damned from 1999 to 2019
 
September 5, 1963 ~ Pop singer Bobby Vinton records There I've Said It Again ~ Written by Redd Evans and David Mann. The song would be a hit for Vaughn Monroe, for Jimmy Dorsey, and for the Modernaires featuring Paula Kelly, all in 1945. Sam Cooke released a notable version in 1959, though only a modest hit at the time. Vinton would release his Bob Morgan-produced version in late 1963, paired with The Girl With The Bow In Her Hair on the flipside, earning him his third Billboard Hot 100 No.1 after Roses Are Red My Love and Blue Velvet
September 5, 1963 ~ Singer Terry Ellis, full name Terry Lynn Ellis, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Co-founding member of En Vogue, alongside Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones, Cindy Herron. Sang lead on Lies and Don't Let Go of the quartet's 1990 debut Born To Sing album, co-lead on Free Your Mind of the Funky Divas sophomore album. Ellis left the group by the end of 1995 but would continue to sing with the group through the mid-2000s and join Cindy Herron in 2012 suing then-defunct member Maxine Jones for unauthorized use of the name
 
September 5, 1962 ~ Country singer Patsy Cline records Leavin' On Your Mind at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee ~ Written by Wayne Walker and Webb Pierce. Produced by Owen Bradley. Released the following January as the last single, paired with Tre-le-la-le (Triangle) on the B-side, before her untimely death in a plane crash in March 1963. During the same session Cline also recorded the Hank Cochran-penned Why Can't He Be You, released as a single in October 1962
 
September 5, 1958 ~ Jazz bassist, composer, producer Lars Danielsson born in Gothenburg, Sweden ~ Worked with Dave Liebman, Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Billy Hart, Charles Lloyd, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leszek Mozdzer, Joey Calderazzo, Gino Vanelli, Dave Kikoski, Alex Acuna, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Rick Margitza, Niels Lan Doky, Cæcilie Norby, and others
 
September 5, 1957 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records Blue Christmas at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ~ Written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson. First recorded by Doye O'Dell in 1948, the song would become most closely associated with Presley. Presley was backed by Scotty Moore guitar, Bill Black double bass, Dudley Brooks piano, DJ Fontana drums and the Jordanaires notably providing the backing vocals. The song would be covered by the Beach Boys in 1964, used as the flipside of their The Man With All The Toys single
 
September 5, 1952 ~ Bassist, guitarist Luico Hopper born in Bassett, Virginia, USA ~ In-demand studio, session, touring bassist. Worked with Phyllis Hyman, Gato Barbieri, the Players Association, Roberta Flack, Gil Evans, Diana Ross, Earl Klugh, Jonathan Butler, Stephanie Mills, Johnny Gill, Gloria Lynne, Luther Vandross, Bryan Ferry, Eartha Kitt, and others
 
September 5, 1951 ~ Drummer, songwriter Jamie Oldaker born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ~ Worked with the Rogues Five, Bob Seger, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton Band, Frehley's Comet, the Tractors, the Bellamy Brothers, Asleep At The Wheel, Peter Frampton, Stephen Stills, Freddie King, the Bee Gees, Vince Gill, JJ Cale, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Bonnie Bramlett, and others ~ Oldaker passed away in 2020
September 5, 1951 ~ Bassist Tony Mitchell born in Sydney, Australia ~ Rose to fame in the 1970s as member of Sherbet. Co-wrote some of the band's best known with keyboardist Garth Porter including Magazine Madonna and Howzat. The latter would reach top 10 in the UK and top the chart's in the band's native Australia
 
September 5, 1949 ~ Guitarist Clem Clempson born in Tamsworth, UK ~ Member of blues-rock trio Bakerloo. Member of Colosseum from 1969 through 1971. Joined Humble Pie in 1971 replacing Peter Frampton, remaining until the band's disbandement in 1975. Member of Strange Brew alongside Greg Ridley and Cozy Powell. Auditioned for Deep Purple but lost to Tommy Bolin. Has also worked with the Assembly, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, David Sancious, Roger Waters, Manfred Mann, Bob Dylan, Chris De Burgh, Kiri te Kanawa, Karl Jenkins, Jon Anderson, and others
 
September 5, 1947 ~ George Allen Miles Jr, commonly known as drummer Buddy Miles, born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA ~ Best known as founding member of Electric Flag, drummer for Jimi Hendrix, and as founder of the Buddy Miles Band. Also worked with Ruby & the Romantics, the Delfonics, Wilson Pickett, Mike Bloomfield, David Hull, Adrian Gurvitz, Bootsy Collins, Muddy Waters, John McLaughlin, Santana, Jeff Berlin, and others ~ Miles passed away in 2008
September 5, 1947 ~ Charles Wesley Shaw, commonly known as free jazz drummer Charles Bobo Shaw, born in Pope, Mississippi, USA ~ Member of the Human Arts Ensemble. Member of the Black Artists Group. Also worked with Lester Bowie, Frank Lowe, Hamiet Bluiett, John Mixon, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Frank Wright, Alan Silva, Michel Portal, Cecil Taylor, Richard Martin, Frank Lowe, Julius Hemphill, Billy Bang, Luther Thomas, Defunkt, and others ~ Shaw passed away in 2017
September 5, 1947 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist Mel Collins born in Isle Of Man ~ Best known for his association with King Crimson, first from 1970 through 1972, rejoining in 2013. Also known for his work with Camel, the Alan Parsons Project, Kokomo, Chris Squire. Sessioned for a host of other R&B, rock, jazz others, including 10cc, Alexis Korner, Clannad, Eric Clapton, Pino Daniele, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Marianne Faithfull, the Rolling Stones (sax solo on Miss You), Roger Waters, Gerry Rafferty, Tears For Fears, Go West, Joan Armatrading, Tina Turner (sax solo on Private Dancer), Alvin Lee, Jim Capaldi, Bad Company, and others
 
September 5, 1946 ~ Thomas McAleese, commonly known as singer Dean Ford, born in Larakshire, UK ~ Best known as frontman of Marmalade, known for Reflections Of My Life. Has also worked with the Gaylords, Alan Parsons, Hugh Nicolson, Joe Tanslin, and others ~ McAleese passed away in 2018
September 5, 1946 ~ Farrokh Bulsaa, commonly known as singer Freddie Mercury, born in Stone Town, Zanzibar ~ Queen frontman and lead singer. Known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Wrote or co-wrote a vast amount of the band's best known songs including Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, Seven Seas Of Rye, Don't Stop Me Now, Bicycle Race, Play The Game, We Are The Champions, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Released two solo albums, 1985's Mr Bad Guy and 1988's Barcelona, the latter a collaboration with Montserrat Caballé, as well as a number of singles, perhaps most notably the Platters cover The Great Pretender released in 1987 ~ Bulsaa passed away in 1991
September 5, 1946 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor Loudon Wainwright III, full name Loudon Snowden Wainwright III, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA ~ Enjoys a cult following and revered by peers. One of many singers once tagged as “the new Bob Dylan”, a fact which he satirized in his 1992 song Talking New Bob Dylan. Over two dozen albums to his name, including the Grammy Award-winner High Wide & Lonesome. Formerly married to singer, songwriter Kate McGarrigle with whom he has two children, singer Rufus Wainwright and singer Martha Wainwright. Also previously romantically involved with singer Suzzy Roche, with whom he has one daughter, singer Lucy Wainwright Roche
 
September 5, 1945 ~ Alastair Ian Stewart, commonly known as singer, songwriter Al Stewart born in Greenock, UK ~ Best known for his 1976 smash hit Year Of The Cat. Seen as an influential key figure in British music through his earlier albums though, especially 1973's Past Present & Future, portraying a unique blend of folk-rock songs with delicately woven lyrical tales. Played at the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, knew Yoko Ono before she met John Lennon, and once shared a London flat with a then young and unknown Paul Simon
 
September 5, 1941 ~ Engineer, producer Elliot Mazer born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with acts such as Chubby Checker, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Crosby Stills & Nash, Y&T, Barclay James Harvest, Mike d'Abo, James Cotton, Area Code 615, the Tymes, and others. Notable production credits include Big Brother & the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills, Neil Young's Harvest and Tonight's The Night, and the Band's The Last Waltz ~ Mazer passed away in 2021
 
September 5, 1938 ~ Composer, pianist Piotr Lachert born ~ Composed over 200 works including concertos, chamber music, sonatas, musical theatre ~ Lachert passed away in 2018
 
September 5, 1935 ~ Jazz trumpeter Louis de Vries passed away in Zwolle, the Netherlands ~ Worked with the Tuschinksy theater Orchestra, the Excellos Five, Marek Weber, Ben Berlin, Juan Llossas, Valaida Snow, and others ~ De Vries was born in 1905
 
September 5, 1931 ~ Pianist, composer, arranger Richie Powell born in New York, New York, USA ~ Baby brother of pianist Bud Powell. Worked with Paul Williams, Johnny Hodges, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dinah Washington, Clifford Brown, and others. Brown, Powell and his wife were killed in a car crash travelling from Philadelphia to Chicago ~ Powell passed away in 1956
 
September 5, 1928 ~ Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany ~ Free jazz innovator. Brother of saxophonist Emil Mangelsdorff who introduced him to jazz during the Nazi regime while it was strictly forbidden. In the 1950s Mangelsdorff playe dwith Joe Klimm, Hans Koller, Jutta Hipp, and others. Led a revered quintet in the 1960s and toured internationally. The 1970s showed expanding into new territory, experimenting with multiphonics, playing with the Globe Unity Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann, Elvin Jones, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonse Mouzon, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, and others. Co-founded the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble. Would go on to collaborate internationally in various ensembles from the 1980s onwards including with Chico Freeman, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Eric Watson, John Lindberg, Ed Thigpen, and Ernst Reijseger ~ Mangelsdorff passed away in 2005
 
September 5, 1926 ~ Walter Jakob Freund, commonly known as jazz saxophonist Joki Freund, was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany ~ Played with Joe Quitter, Carlo Bohlander, Gery Weinkopf, Joe Klimm, Jutta Hipp, Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins, Albert Mangelsdorff, Erwin Lehn, the Frankfurt Jazz Ensemble, and others ~ Freund passed away in 2012
 
September 5, 1918 ~ Harry Taylor, commonly known as pioneering singer, songwriter Buddy Williams, born in Sydney, Australia ~ Known as “the Yodelling Jackaroo” ~ Williams passed away in 1986
 
September 5, 1917 ~ Arthur Goldberg, commonly known as label executive, producer Art Rupe, born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Founded Specialty Records in the mid-1940s, a pivotal record label in the development of R&B, blues and early rock & roll. Perhaps best known for his association with Little Richard, starting with 1955's Tutti Frutti which is widely considered one of the records that defined rock & roll. Other notable artists on the label's roster include gospel acts such as the Soul Stirrers which featured Sam Cooke, the Swan Silvertones, Alex Bradford, Wynona Carr and R&B and rock & roll artists including Lloyd Price, Guitar Slim, Don & Dewey, Roy Montrell, and Roddy Jackson ~ Goldberg passed away in 2022
 
September 5, 1914 ~ Composer, music director, violinist Gail Kubik, full name Gail Thompson Kubik, born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, USA ~ Staff composer for NBC Radio. Music director for Motion Picture Bureau during World War II, composing and conducting scores for motion pictures. Won the 1952 Pullitzer Prize for Music for his composition Symphony Concertante ~ Kubik passed away in 1984
 
September 5, 1912 ~ Composer John Cage, full name John Milton Cage Jr, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leading figure of post-war avant-garde ~ Cage passed away in 1992
 
September 5, 1907 ~ Trova singer, guitarist, songwriter Lorenzo Hierrezuelo born in El Caney, Cuba ~ Half of Los Compadres, the other half being Compay Segundo, one of the most successful Cuban duos of their day ~ Hierrezuelo passed away in 1993
 
September 5, 1906 ~ Albert Luandrew, commonly known as pianist, singer, songwriter Sunnyland Slim, born near Vance, Mississippi, USA ~ Helped define Chicago blues. Worked with blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Lockwood Junior, Little Walter, and with rockers such as Canned Heat and Mick Taylor ~ Luandrew passed away in 1995
 
September 5, 1892 ~ Classical violinist Joseph Szigeti born ~ Child prodigy enjoying an international career since his early teens. Dubbed “the Scholarly Virtuoso.” Performed regularly and recorded extensively from the 1920s until retiring from music altogether in 1960. Had several notable pieces composed especially for him such as Ernest Bloch's Violin Concerto, Béla Bartók's Rhapsoy No.1 and Eugène Ysaÿe's Solo Sonata No.1 ~ Szigeti passed away in 1973
 
September 5, 1791 ~ Jacob Liebmann Beer, commonly known as opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer, born ~ Linked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Wagner. Merged the German orchestra style with Italian vocal tradition. Known for operas such as Robert Le Diable and Il Crociato In Egitto ~ Beer passed away in 1864