October 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • 2nd "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances
  • 6th "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 11th "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
  • 11th "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
  • 16th "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • 19th "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1st Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • 1st Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2nd Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • 5th Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • 5th Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • 5th Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 6th Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist

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8th Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

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  • 9th Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 9th Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)
  • 10th Séverine, French singer
  • 10th Ed Volker, American musician
  • 12th Rick Parfitt, Surrey England, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)
  • 13th Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)
  • 13th John Ford Coley, American musician
  • 19th Chester Biscardi, composer
  • 19th Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • 24th Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 24th Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • 25th Rob Halford, Engl metal singer (Judas Priest-Sin After Sin) [or 8/25]
  • 27th Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • 28th Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 28th Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 29th Ricky Reynolds, rocker

Deaths in Music

  • 23rd Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer, dies at 71
  • 24th Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78