October 1938 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • Oct 25 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Eddie Cochran, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 3 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • Oct 5 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
  • Oct 15 Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
  • Oct 15 Rafael Aponte-Ledee, composer
  • Oct 16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • Oct 18 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • Oct 24 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 29 Peter Stampfel, musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong