Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ric Ocasek died on September 15, at the age of (depending on the source) 70 or 75. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Ocasek was the leader of The Cars, a band who fused a variety of rock styles into a distinctively popular blend.
Clara Schumann was born on September 13, 1819. In the first half of her life, she wrote a small amount of music, mostly songs and piano music. During her life, she was better known as a concert pianist, a child prodigy whose career lasted for more than 60 years.
John Phillips was born on August 30, 1935. As a member of The Mamas and the Papas, Phillips was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the mid-1960s. His career after that was more frustrating, as heavy drug use and addiction kept him from reaching similar success.