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October 1925 in Music History

Events in Music

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Oct 2 Josephine Baker first performs in Paris in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • Oct 15 Willem Landré's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • Oct 3 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Oct 5 Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Miserables), born in Kroonstad, Union of South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Oct 12 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Oct 13 Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), born in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • Oct 15 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Oct 18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • Oct 20 Herman Roelstraete, composer
  • Oct 20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 21 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (The Harmonica Boss), born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor (Never on Sunday), born in Xanthi, Greece (d. 1994)
  • Oct 24 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), born in Oneglia, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, born in San Luis Potosí (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 John Haley "Zoot" Sims, American jazz saxophonist, born in Inglewood, California (d. 1985)
  • Oct 30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Hubert Main, American hymn composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 23 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 27 Wilhelm Gericke, Austrian composer, dies at 80