October 1941 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 1 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 29 Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" premieres in New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 3 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Martin Murray, rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • Oct 7 Tony Sylvester, rocker (Main Ingredient)
  • Oct 7 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • Oct 9 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • Oct 11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Oct 13 Paul Simon, American singer and actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 16 Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • Oct 16 Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • Oct 17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Oct 17 Earl Thomas Conley, country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Oct 17 James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • Oct 18 William "Billy" Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Oct 21 Steve Cropper, TN, guitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)
  • Oct 25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 28 Hank Marvin, England, [Brian Rankin], rocker
  • Oct 30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41