October 1944 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 5 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC

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Oct 8 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber

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Oct 30 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • Oct 2 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels), born in Studio City, California (d. 1979)
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American country music singer (L.A. International Airport), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, American composer, born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Oct 25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Oct 25 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 26 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 29 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
  • Oct 29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 16 Eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 17 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at 45 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Gabriel Groulez, French composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 30 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66