This Day In Music: September 9
September 8 ~ Birthdays/All ~ September 10
 
September 9, 2022 ~ Carol Valère, commonly known as pop singer, songwriter Carol Arnauld, passed away ~ Considered a one-hit wonder for C'Est Pas Facile taken of her 1986 eponymous Carol Arnauld debut album. The song tells of her struggle with her brother's death, killed by a reckless driver. The single would reach top 10 in her native France ~ Valère was born in 1961
September 9, 2022 ~ Bluegrass mandolinist Herschel Sizemore, full name Herschel Lee Sizemore, passed away in Roanoke, Virginia, USA ~ As a solo artist best known for penning and first recording the mandolin instrumental Rebecca, named after his mother. Member of the Dixie Gentlemen from 1957 through 1965. Subsequently a member of the Shenandoah Cut-Ups, Country Grass which also included Ricky Skaggs, the Dixie Pals and the Bluegrass Cardinals. Guested on recordings by Rual Yarbrough, Jim Eanes, David Parmley, Curly Seckler, and others ~ Sizemore was born in 1935
September 9, 2022 ~ Jazz, jazz fusion drummer Trevor Tomkins, full name Trevor Ramsey Tomkins, passed away ~ Backed Don Rendell for most of the 1960s and early 1970s. Would go on to work with Nucleus, David Becker, Henry Lowther, Gilgamesh (Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into), Alan Gowen, and others ~ Tomkins was born in 1941
 
September 9, 2020 ~ Rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Gienek Loska passed away in Byelaazyorsk, Belarus ~ Co-founded blues-rock outfit Seven B with Andrei Makarewicz in 1990. After the band disbanded in 2006 would go on to front his own band the Gienek Loska Band ~ Loska was born in 1975
September 9, 2020 ~ Saxophonist, singer, songwriter Ronald Bell, full name Ronald Nathan Bell, passed away on US Virgin Islands ~ Saxophonist, co-founding member of R&B, disco outfit Kool & the Gang, which also included his brother Robert Kool Bell. Wrote or co-wrote a vast amount of the band's best known songs including Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame ~ Bell was born in 1951
September 9, 2020 ~ Jazz-fusion, punk, hardcore punk singer Sid McCray, full name Sidney Alexander McCray, passed away ~ Founded jazz-fusion outfit Mind Power. Best known as co-founding member, lead singer of Bad Brains, one of the first American punk outfits and generally considered as pioneers of hardcore punk. McCray led the band in 1977 and 1978, leaving before the band's rise to fame ~ McCray was born in 1957
 
September 9, 2018 ~ Eileen Eshelman, commonly known as big band singer Eileen Wilson, passed away in Everett, Washington, USA ~ Best known as one of the original stars on the 1950s TV show Your Hit Parade, aired on NBC ~ Eshelman was born in 1923
September 9, 2018 ~ Wagner Domingues Costa, commonly known as funk, hip-hop, rock singer, rapper, songwriter, actor Mr Catra, passed away in São Paulo, Brazil ~ Most famous for his laugh at the beginning or ending of his songs ~ Costa was born in 1960
 
September 9, 2014 ~ Guitarist, songwriter Robert Young passed away in Hove, UK ~ Long-time member of alternative rock outfit Primal Scream, remaining with the band from its inception in 1984 through 2006. Initially the band's bassist, taking over guitar duties when Jim Beattie left shortly after the 1987 Sonic Flower Groove debut album. Has also guested on Felt's Me And A Monkey On The Moon album, released in 1989 ~ Young was born in 1964
 
September 9, 2011 ~ Jazz bassist, bandleader, composer Graham Collier, full name James Graham Collier, passed away ~ Worked with Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, John Surman, Karl Jenkins, Mike Gibbs, Art Themen, and others ~ Collier was born in 1937
 
September 9, 2008 ~ Pianist, saxophonist, guitarist, composer Bheki Mseleku passed away in London, UK ~ Member of Spirits Rejoice. Played with Joe Henderson, Abbey Lincoln, Elvin Jones and others ~ Mseleku was born in 1955
 
September 9, 2003 ~ Singer, percussionist, songrwriter, producer Bob Markley, full name Robert H Markley, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Founded psychedelic rock band the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. The band is best known for their 1968 album Volume 3 (A Child's Guide To Good And Evil), considered a landmark album in psychedelic rock ~ Markley was born in 1935
 
September 9, 1998 ~ Singer, songwriter Lucio Battisti passed away in Milan, Italy ~ Important figure in Italian music with close to 20 albums to his name. Regularly reached the higher echelons of the Italian charts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Best known for songs such as Mi Ritorni In Mente, Anna, Pensieri E Parole, Il Mio Canto Libero, Ancora Tu, and Una Donna Per Amico ~ Battisti was born in 1943
 
September 9, 1997 ~ Bandleader, mandolinist, songwriter Bill Monroe passed away in Springfield, Tennessee, USA ~ Commonly referred to as “the Father of Bluegrass,” the genre defined by Monroe. Led the Bluegrass Boys. Known for songs such as Blue Grass Breakdown, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Molly And Tenbrooks, and others ~ Monroe was born in 1911
September 9, 1997 ~ Pop, soul singer Jamie Miller born in Cardiff, UK ~ First gained attention in 2017, reaching third place on the 6th season of talent show The Voice UK. Other finalists were Into The Ark, Michelle John and winner Mo Jamil. Following his success on the show Miller has released a number of singles and the Broken Memories in 2022
 
September 9, 1993 ~ Singer, actress Helen O'Connell passed away in San Diego, California, USA ~ Popular big band singer best known for a number of 1940s hits with Jimmy Dorsey, including Green Eyes, Amapola, Tangerine and Your ~ O'Connell was born in 1920
September 9, 1993 ~ James Deuchar, commonly known as jazz trumpeter, arranger Jimmy Deuchar, passed away ~ Worked with Johnny Dankworth, Oscar Rabin, Ronnie Scott, Kurt Edelhagen, Tubby Hayes, the Clarke-Boland Big Band, the BBC Big Band, Victor Feldman, Zoot Sims, Kenny Clarke, Georgie Fame, Ray Warleigh, Mark Murphy, Charlie Watts, and others ~ Deuchar was born in 1930
 
September 9, 1991 ~ Country singer, songwriter Hunter Hayes, full name Hunter Easton Hayes, born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA ~ Plays over 30 instruments including guitar, piano and accordion. Released his eponymous Hunter Hayes debut album in 2011, which spawned the hit single Wanted. It would make Hayes the youngest country singer to chart the Billboard Country charts. Other well-known songs include I Want Crazy, Everybody's Got Something But Me featuring Jason Mraz and Iinvisble. Has collaborated with Lady Antebellum, Victoria Justice, Brad Paisley, John Legend, the Doobie Brothers, Brett Kissel, Echosmith, Catherine McGrath, and others
 
September 9, 1987 ~ Nick van de Wall, commonly known as DJ, songwriter Afrojack, born in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands ~ Started DJ-ing at local clubs at age 14. Known for songs such as Drop Down (Do My Dance} with the Partysquad, Take Over Control featuring Eva Simons, Can't Stop Me with Shermanology, and Ten Feet Tall featuring Wrabel. Also worked with Pitbull, NERVO, Jay Sean, David Guetta, and others
 
September 9, 1985 ~ Christian Ward, commonly known as rapper Yung Berg, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Released his full-length debut album, Look What You Made Me, in 2008. Best known for The Business, Thot Box and his debut single Sexy Lady
 
September 9, 1981 ~ Jazz keyboardist, saxophonist, violinist Fernand Coppieters passed away in Brussels, Belgium ~ Father of jazz pianist Francis Coppieters. Wored with Bistroulle-ADO, the Red Mills Ragtime Band, the Rhytmic Novelty Dance Orchestra, Fud Candrix, René Compère, Robert de Kers, Oscar Alemán, Josephine Baker, Roland Dorsay, Willie Lewis, and others ~ Coppieters was born in 1905
September 9, 1981 ~ Jazz, blues singer Helen Humes born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA ~ Helped to define the sound of vocal swing music. Sang with Count Basie, Harry James, Red Norvo, Don Byas, and others ~ Humes was born in 1913
 
September 9, 1979 ~ Jazz double-bassist Wilbur Ware passed away in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Recorded with J Monterose, Toots Thielemans, Tina Brooks, Zoot Sims, Grant Green, Art Blakey, Sonny Clark, Walt Dickerson, Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Matthew Ge, Johnny Griffin, Ernie Henry, Clifford Jordan, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Payne, Rita Reys, Sonny Rollins, and others ~ Ware was born in 1923
 
September 9, 1978 ~ Avant-garde saxophonist, clarinetist, guitarist Kaoru Abe passed away in Tokyo, Japan ~ Influential alto saxophonist who performed extensively from age 17 onwards though he has released some solo recordings. Has collaborated with Motoharu Yoshizawa, Takehisa Kosugi, Yosuke Yamashita, Derek Bailey, Milford Graves. Portrayed by punk rock singer Ko Machida in the 1997 The Endless Waltz film ~ Abe was born in 1949
 
September 9, 1977 ~ Saulo Jorge Fernandes Navarro de Oliveira, commonly known as axé singer, guitarist, songwriter Saulo Fernandes, born in Barreiras, Brazil ~ Lead singer of Banda Chica Fe. Subsequently lead singer of Banda Eva joining the band in 2002, present on hits such as Nao Me Conte Seus Problemas, Eu Vou No Eva and Toda Linda. Has focused on his solo career since departing the band in 2013
 
September 9, 1976 ~ Marius Iancu, commonly known as pop, electro, house singer, DJ, producer Morris, born in Roman, Romania ~ Best known for Till The Morning Light, Desire and Havana Lover. Has collaborated with Play & Win, Sonny Flame, David Deejay, Tamy, Alex Rubio, and others
 
September 9, 1975 ~ Joey Marie Martin, commonly known as singer, songwriter Joey Feek born in Alexandria, Indiana, USA ~ Half of country, bluegrass duo Joey & Rory, the other half being her husband Rory Feek, known for songs such as 2008's Cheater Cheater and 2012's When I'm Gone ~ Martin passed away in 2016
September 9, 1975 ~ Traditional pop, swing, easy listening, jazz singer Micheal Bublé born in Burnabyk, Canada ~ Debuted in 2003 with his eponymous Michael Bublé album, which would reach the top 10 in the UK and the singer's native Canada. Would shoot to international stardom with his 2005 sophomore It's Time album, reaching the top 10 of album charts across the globe including America, the UK, Canada and across Europe. Best known for songs such as Home, Everything, Haven't Met You Yet, It's A Beautiful Day, and Baby It's Cold Outside, the latter a duet with Idina Menzel
 
September 9, 1974 ~ Singer, guitarist, bassist, pianist, songwriter Ana Carolina, full name Ana Carolina Souza, born in Minas Gerais, Brazil ~ Debuted in 1999 with the eponymous Ana Carolina album, which included the Brazilian No.1 hit Garganta. Has recorded steadily since, to critical acclaim and commercial succes. Subsequent singles such as Quem De Nóis (La Mia Storia Tra Le Dita), Encostar Na Tua, Elevador, E Isso Ai (The Blower's Daughter) featuring Seu Jorge and Rosas also reached the top spot in her native Brazil
 
September 9, 1972 ~ Rodney Hylton Smith, commonly known as rapper, producer Roots Manuva, born in UK ~ Debuted in 1994. Described as one of the most influential rappers in British music history. Has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Chali 2na, Jamie Cullum, DJ Shadow, Mr Scruff, UNKLE, the Fun Lovin' Criminals, Nightmares On Wax, the Cinematic Orchestra, Beth Orton, Herbaliser, Leftfield, the Salan Supa Crew, Coldcut, Gorillaz, and others
 
September 9, 1970 ~ André Weston, commonly known as hip-hop, hardcore hip-hop MC Dray, born ~ Formed the hip-hop duo Das EFX with Skoob, praised for their lyrical delivery and socially conscious topics. Well-known songs include They Want EFX, Mic Checka, Straight Out The Sewer, Freakit and Microphone Master, the latter featuring Mobb Deep
 
September 9, 1969 ~ Jazz pianist Cedric Haywood passed away ~ As a teenager, still in high school, played with Arnett Cobb. His first professional gig was with Chester Boone's band in 1934. Went on to play with Milt Larkin, whose line-up at the time included Illinois Jacquet, Tom Archia and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson. Haywood also played with Floyd Ray, Lionel Hampton, Sidney Bechet, Saunders King, Cal Tjader, Kid Ory, Brew Moore, and with Lightnin' Hopkins ~ Haywood was born in 1914
September 9, 1969 ~ Vincent Edwards, commonly known as hip-hop, gangsta rap rapper CPO Boss Hogg, born in Compton, California ~ Influenced by George Clinton, Prince, Barry White, Michael Jackson, Chuck D, KRS One, LL Cool J. Formed Capitol Punishment Organization with DJ Train, known for their sole To Hell And Back album released in 1990. Has since guested on recordings by NWA, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur (Picture Me Rollin'), E-A-Ski, Warren G, and Tha Chill ~ Edwards passed away in 2022
 
September 9, 1968 ~ Saxophonist David Sánchez born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico ~ Leader and sideman. Influenced by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday. First gained attention in the early 1990s backing Dizzy Gillespie, who became Sanchez' mentor. Would go on to work with Slide Hampton, Charlie Sepulveda, Roy Hargrove, Kenny Drew Jr, Ryan Kisor, Danilo Pérez, Hilton Ruiz, Miguel Zenon, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Charlie Haden, Lalo Schifrin, and others
September 9, 1968 ~ Alternative rock singer Edwin Ghazal born in Toronto, Canada ~ Lead singer of I Mother Earth through 1997, present on some of the band's best-known including One More Astronaut and Another Sunday both taken of the band's 1996 Scenery And Fish sophomore album. Lead singer of supergroup Crash Karma, which also included Mike Turner, Jeff Burrows and Amir Epstein. Starting with Another Spin Around The Sun released in 1999 has also recorded as a solo artist, generally focusing on more pop-oriented, danceable songs
September 9, 1968 ~ Latin, Latin rock singer, guitarist, Lila Downs, full name Ana Lila Downs Sanchez, born in Tiaxiaco, Mexico ~ Debuted with the album Ofrenda in 1994, containing traditional songs as well as originals. Broke through nationally with 1999's La Sandunga, internationally with 2001's Border
September 9, 1968 ~ Singer Ray Wilson born in Dumfries, UK ~ Member of Guaranteed Pure. Member of Stiltskin, known for the UK No.1 single Inside. Sang lead vocals for Genesis from 1996 to 1998, appearing on the Calling All Stations album
 
September 9, 1966 ~ Guitarist, bassist, percussionist, keyboardist, pro skateboarder Tommy Guerrero born in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Worked with Free Beer, Jet Black Crayon, Mark Gonzales, Ray Barbee, Matt Rodriguez, Doug Scharin, Chuck Treece, Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and others
 
September 9, 1965 ~ Actor, singer, comedian Charles Esten, full name Charles Esten Puskar III, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Known for his role as country singer Deacon Claynourne on the ABC/ CMT TV drama Nashville from 2012 which kickstarted a moderate musical career. Released a handful of singles from the TV series, two of which reached the Billboard Country top 40 in 2012, Undermine with Hayden Panettiere and No One Will Ever Love You with Connie Britton
 
September 9, 1964 ~ Pop, jazz, rock singer Cæcilie Norby born in Frederiksberg, Denmark ~ Daughter of classical composer Erik Norby and opera singer Solveig Lumholt. Co-founding member of Street Beat. Member of jazz-rock outfit Frontline. Worked with Nina Forsberg in One-Two. Debuted as a solo artist with the eponymous Cæcilie Norby album in 1995 and has recorded steadily since
 
September 9, 1962 ~ Singer, actress Kaija Kärkinen born in Sodankylä, Finland ~ Member of Lato. Represented her native Finland in the 1991 Eurovision Songfestival with Hullu Yö, finishing in 20th place. Well-known for collaborating with guitarist, singer Ile Kallio, releasing about a dozen albums from the early 1990s through the 2010s
September 9, 1962 ~ Lo-fi, indie rock, alt-country, folk, southern gothic singer, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, percussion, producer, songwriter Mark Linkous, full name Frederick Mark Linkous, born in Arlington, Virginia, USA ~ Fronted Sparklehorse. Also worked with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Daniel Johnston, Radiohead, Frank Black, Julian Casablancas, Danger Mouse, the Dancing Hoods, Sage Francis, and others ~ Linkous passed away in 2010
September 9, 1962 ~ Doie Hensley Owens, commonly known as singer, songwriter Tex Owens, passed away in New Baden, Texas, USA ~ Wrote over 100 songs but best remembered for penning Cattle Call, first recorded by Owens himself in 1934 to little success but made famous by Eddy Arnold in 1944 ~ Owens was born in 1892
 
September 9, 1960 ~ Johan Jonatan Björling, commonly known as operatic tenor Jussi Björling, passed away ~ Dubbed “the Swedish Enrico Caruso” and best known for his association with the Metropolitan Opera. Also sang with the Royal Opera House, La Scala, the Royal Swedish Opera, and others ~ Björling was born in 1911
 
September 9, 1959 ~ Pop, dance, electronic guitarist, percussionist, film composer Eric Serra born in Saint-Mandé, France ~ Son of songwriter Claude Serra. Best known as a film composer, closely associated with director Luc Besson scoring most of the latter's films starting with 1983's Le Dernier Combat. Internationally best known for writing most of the soundtrack for the 1995 GoldenEye Bond soundtrack
 
September 9, 1955 ~ Pianist Carl Friedberg, full name Carl Rudlf Hermann Friedberg, passed away in Meran, Italy ~ Worked with the Vienne Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustav Mahler. Also worked Fritz Kreisler, Daniel Karpilowsky, Felix Salmond, and others. Also a teacher, Nina Simone was at one time one of Friedberg's students ~ Friedberg was born in 1872
 
September 9, 1953 ~ Punk rock singer, songwriter, author Giovanni Lindo Ferretti born in Cerreto Alpi, Italy ~ Considered one of the founders of Italian punk-rock. Known for his radical left political views. Co-founded the highly influential CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea with Massimo Zamboni in 1982, leaving behind the established idea of punk-rock, drawing from rock, industrial music, folk, world music, electropop and chamber music. Also fronted Consorzion Suonatori Indipendenti which also included Zamboni, fronted Per Grazia Ricevuta, and recorded as a solo artist
 
September 9, 1952 ~ Guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, singer, producer, songwriter Dave Stewart, full name David Allan Stewart, born in Sunderland, UK ~ Rose to fame as half of the Eurythmics, the other half being singer Annie Lennox, known for hits such as Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Love Is A Stranger, Who's That Girl, Here Comes The Rain Again, There Must Be An Angel Playing With My Heart, Thorn In My Side and I Saved The World Today. After the band disbanded would go on to become an acclaimed solo artist, notably with his backing unit the Spiritual Cowboys, and in-demand collaborator and producer. Has worked with Terry Hall, Candy Dulfer, Paul McCartney, Bono, Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Superheavy, Jon Stevens, and others
September 9, 1952 ~ Jazz trumpeter, singer Per Jorgensen born in Bergen, Norway ~ Has worked with artists such as Dag Arnesen, Knut Kristiansen, Alex Riel, Jon Christensen, Jon Balke, Audun Kleive, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Marilyn Mazur, Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, Terje Isungset, Olav Dale, Ole Thomsen, and others
 
September 9, 1951 ~ Actor, singer Tom Wopat, full name Thomas Steven Wopat, born in Lodi, Wisconsin, USA ~ Best known for the role of Luke in the TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard. Enjoyed moderate success on the country charts in the late 1980s with singles such as The Rock & Roll Of Love, Put Me Out Of My Misery, and A Little Bit Closer
 
September 9, 1950 ~ Experimental composer Christopher Hobbs born in Hillingdon, UK ~ Pioneering experimental composer. Member of AMM, present on the albums The Crypt and Laminal. Has also worked with the Scratch Orchestra, for whom he wrote Voicepiece which is considered a classic in the genre. Co-founded the Promenade theater Orchestra, a group specialising in music for toy pianos and reed organs
September 9, 1950 ~ Folk, blues rock, rock singer Steve McDonald born ~ Worked with Timberjack, Dizzy Limits, Human Instinct
 
September 9, 1948 ~ Singer, songwriter Jean-Paul Cara born in Montpellier, France ~ Along with Joe Gracy wrote Marie Myriam's L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant, 1977 Eurovision Songfestival winner. Cara also co-wrote Catherine Ferry's Un Deux Trois that came in second place the previous year
 
September 9, 1947 ~ Guitarist, singer, songwriter Freddy Weller born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Lead guitarist of Paul Revere & the Raiders, also penning the band's 1969 hit We Gotta All Get Together. Also backed Billy Joe Royal and Joe South. As a solo artist best known for Games People Play, Promised Land, and Indian Lake. Co-wrote Dizzy and Jam Up & Jelly Tight, both hits for Tommy Roe
September 9, 1947 ~ Drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, songwriter, composer Morris Pert, full name Morris David Brough Pert, born in Arbroath, UK ~ Worked in jazz-rock, as a session musician, and as a contemporary classical composer composing symphonies, choral music and sonic landscapes. As a composer cites Arne Nordheim, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis as influences. Has worked with Stomu Yamashta, Isotope, Brand X, Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Williams, Kate Bush (The Kick Inside), Elkie Brooks, Chris De Burgh, Mike Oldfield (QE2), Marianne Faithfull (Broken English), Peter Gabriel, Jon Anderson, Elvis Costello (Punch The Clock), John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Talk Talk (It's My Life), Rod Argent, Lucio Battisti, Colin Blunstone, Donovan, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexis Korner, and others ~ Pert passed away in 2010
 
September 9, 1946 ~ Folk rock bassist Bruce Palmer, full name Bruce Clifford Palmer, born in Liverpool, Canada ~ Best known as member of the short-lived Buffalo Springfield, noted for the quintessential 1960s song For What It's Worth. The band also included Stephen Stills and Neil Young ~ Palmer passed away in 2011
September 9, 1946 ~ Keyboardist, organist, singer Doug Ingle, full name Douglas Lloyd ingle, born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA ~ Co-founding member of Iron Butterfly. Wrote the band's best-known song In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Co-wrote Soul Experience, In The Times Of Our Lives and Easy Rider
September 9, 1946 ~ Rock & roll, pop singer, guitarist Jim Keays born in Glasgow, UK ~ Fronted rock, rock & roll outfit Masters Apprentices from 1965 until its disbandement in 1972. The band is best known for songs such as Undecided, 5 10 Man, Think About Tomorrow Today, Turn Up Your Radio and Because I Love You, all of which reached top 20 in their native Australia. The band also launched the career of bassist Glenn Wheatley, who found later succes as a talent manager for the Little River Band and John Farnham ~ Keays passed away in 2014
September 9, 1946 ~ Peter Leslie Rowney, commonly known as drummer Pete Gavin, born in Lewisham, UK ~ Member of Bluesology during the mid-1960s. Member of Heads Hands & Feet, best known for their 1971 Tracks sophomore album. Briefly a member of Vinegar Joe in 1973 and 1974
 
September 9, 1945 ~ Dione LaRue, commonly known as R&B singer Dee Dee Sharp, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Active since the early 1960s. Sang backup for the likes of Lloyd Price, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Jackie Wilson. As a solo artist known for a number of 1960s R&B hits, notably Mashed Potato Time, Gravy For My Mashed Potatoes, Ride and Do The Bird. Enjoyed a brief resurgence during the disco era scoring a moderate hit with her 10cc-cover I'm Not In Love. Member of the Philadelphia International All-Stars, including on their best known Let's Clean Up The Ghetto. Married to producer Kenny Gamble from 1967 to 1980
 
September 9, 1944 ~ Jiri Mraz, commonly known as jazz bassist, double bassist, saxophonist George Mraz born in Pisek, Czechoslovakia ~ Leader, co-leader and sideman. Perhaps best known as a member of the New York Jazz Quartet from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, including on the acclaimed Blues For Sarka album. Also worked extensively with Oscar Peterson, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, John Abercrombie, and with Toshiko Akiyoshi ~ Mraz passed away in 2021
 
September 9, 1942 ~ Singer Inez Foxx born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA ~ Half of R&B, soul duo Inez & Charlie Foxx, best known for their hit single Mockingbird which reached the Billboard top 10 in 1963
September 9, 1942 ~ R&B, soul singer Luther Simmons Jr born in New York, New York, USA ~ Original member of Main Ingredient, remaining with the band through the mid-1970s, reuniting in later years. Present on the band's best-known including the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits Everybody Plays The Fool and Just Don't Want To Be Lonely ~ Simmons passed away in 2016
September 9, 1942 ~ Producer, arranger Raymond Donnez born ~ Cult hero among Eurodisco fans. Played keys on several Cerrone tracks including on Love In C-Minor. Produced Santa Esmeralda's hit cover Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Served as conductor for Eurovision Songfestival in 1974, 1976 and 1977 ~ Donnez passed away in 2019
September 9, 1942 ~ Pianist, composer William Murdoch, full name William David Murdoch, passed away in Holmbury St Mary, UK ~ Member of the Chamber Music Players alongside Albert Sammons, Lauri Kennedy and Lionel Tertis ~ Murdoch was born in 1888
 
September 9, 1941 ~ Singer, songwriter Otis Redding, full name Otis Ray Redding Jr, born in Dawson, Georgia, USA ~ Pivotal R&B, soul singer. Quit school at age 15 to join Little Richard's backing unit the Upsetters. Has also worked as a backup singer and driver with Johnny Jenkins' band the Pinetoppers when an unscheduled improptu session at Stax led to a contract resulting in his 1962 debut single, These Arms Of Mine, and a full-length debut album, Pain In My Heart, two years later. Would record half a dozen albums over the next few years, tour Europe and regularly reach the higher echelons of the R&B charts before his untimely death in a plane crash in 1967. At the time of his death Redding was on the verge of breaking through to mainstream audiences. His post-humously released single, (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay, recorded just days before his death, would earn him his first Billboard Hot 100 No.1 ~ Redding passed away in 1967
 
September 9, 1939 ~ Jazz saxophonist, flautist, cellist, trombonist, pianist , composer Zbigniew Namyslowski, full name Zbigniew Jacek Namyslowski, born in Warsaw, Poland ~ Has released solo albums since the mid-1960s. Has collaborated with artists such as Janusz Muniak, Leszek Mozdzer, Michal Urbaniak, and Andrzej Trzaskowksi ~ Namyslowski passed away in 2022
 
September 9, 1929 ~ Operatic tenor Aleksei Maslennikov born ~ Longtime member of the Bolshoi Theatre from 1955 through the late 1990s ~ Maslennikov passed away in 2016
September 9, 1929 ~ Singer, songwriter Claude Nougaro born in Toulouse, France ~ Wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by Marcel Amont (Le Balayeur Du Roi), Philippe Clay (La Sentinelle), Edith Piaf (Mephisto). Debuted as a solo singer in the early 1960s, immediately rising to fame with songs such as Une Petite Fille and Cécile Ma Fille. Would continue to record to critical acclaim and commercial success well into the 1990s ~ Nougaro passed away in 2004
 
September 9, 1927 ~ Drummer Elvin Jones born in Pontiac, Michigan, USA ~ Considered one of the premier jazz drummers of the post_bop era. Has worked with greats such as John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell, Miles Davis. influential on Christian Vander, Jimi Hendrix-drummer Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, John Densmore and Sleater-Kinney-drummer Janet Weiss ~ Jones passed away in 2004
 
September 9, 1926 ~ R&B singer Jake Carey born in Pulaski, Virginia, USA ~ Member of the Flamingos, which also included his cousin Zeke Carey. The band is best known for their 1959 single I Only Have Eyes For You b/w Goodnight Sweetheart, a No.11 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959. Previously the singles A Kiss From Your Lips and I'll Be Home, both released in 1956, reached top 20 on the Billboard R&B charts ~ Carey passed away in 1997
 
September 9, 1923 ~ Marcel Zannini, commonly known as jazz clarinetist, bandleader Marcel Zanini, born in Istanbul, Turkey ~ Best known for Tu Vuex Ou Tu Veux Pas, an adaptation of Wilson Simonal's Nem Vem Que Não Tem. Worked with Léo Missir, George Arvanitas, Eddy Louiss, and others. Father of writer, painter, jazz guitarist Marc-Edouard Nabe, with whom he ocassionaly worked
 
September 9, 1912 ~ Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, bandleader Jean Omer born in Nivelles, Belgium ~ Worked with Billy Smith, the Golden Stars, René Compère, Gus Deloof, Fud Candrix, Lauderic Caton, Jean Robert, Robert de Kers, Josephine Baker, Ernst van 't Hoff, Rudy Bruder, and others ~ Omer passed away in 1994
 
September 9, 1906 ~ Blues pianist, composer Hershal Thomas born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Despite dying of food poisoning at a mere 19 years of age, Thomas left a huge imprint nevertheless. Boogie-woogie pianists Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis both cite Thomas as a major influence. His sister was Sippie Wallace and has recorded several of his compositions, including A Jealous Woman Like Me, A Man For Every Day Of The Week, I Feel Good, and Trouble Everywere I Roam. He recorded with King Oliver and Louis Armstrong ~ Thomas passed away in 1926
 
September 9, 1902 ~ Jazz trombonist Earl Humphrey born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Brother of Willie Humphrey and Percy Humphrey. Recorded with Louis Dumane. Retired from music by the 1940s ~ Humphrey passed away in 1971
 
September 9, 1894 ~ Arthur Grossman, commonly known as lyricist, film producer Arthur Freed, born in Charleston, South Carolina, USA ~ Best known as a film producer, awarded an Academy Award for 1951's An American In Paris and one for 1958's Gigi. Producer and co-lyricist for the 1952 Singing In The Rain musical comedy ~ Grossman passed away in 1973