Birthdays in Music in October 1911

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  • Oct 1 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 7 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • Oct 7 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 19 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
  • Oct 24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)

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Oct 26 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson