October 1948 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

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

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

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

Deaths in Music

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