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Try to remember the songs about September

Brad Williams

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Several popular songs call attention to the 9th month of the year. “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire is one of the more recent, coming out in 1978. Others have become standards.

“Try to Remember” dates back to 1960, from the musical “The Fantasticks.” The La Crosse Community Theatre put on that show in September of 2001, just before taking it to a theatre festival in Japan.

“September Song” also came from a Broadway show, “Knickerbocker Holiday,” in the 30’s. Jimmy Durante was among the performers who covered the tune about an older man recalling his life.

Also from the 30’s…”September in the Rain.” It can be a slow song, but British singer Cilla Black did a swinging version in the 60’s on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” on one of the nights the Beatles appeared on “Sullivan.”

You also have songs like “September Morn” by Neil Diamond, “See You in September,” and the Green Day hit “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” September may not be everybody’s favorite month, but it’s easier to write about than August.

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