October 1943 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 7 Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Steve Miller, American rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 6 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • Oct 6 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • Oct 8 James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • Oct 10 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist and saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • Oct 11 Gene Watson, American country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff), born in Palestine, Texas
  • Oct 11 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, Swedish composer, born in Solna, Sweden
  • Oct 14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 16 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Oct 17 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 18 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Oct 19 Robert Morris, composer
  • Oct 19 Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • Oct 20 Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
  • Oct 21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 21 Ron Elliott, musician (The Beau Brummels), born in Healdsburg, California
  • Oct 22 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 22 Robert Long, [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • Oct 25 Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
  • Oct 28 Conny Froboess, German singer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Oct 5 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 18 Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
  • Oct 22 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64