October 1945 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 27 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Oct 2 Don McLean, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 5 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • Oct 7 Kevin Godley, rock vocalist (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 8 Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
  • Oct 9 Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • Oct 9 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • Oct 13 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13 Christophe, French singer
  • Oct 14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • Oct 19 Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • Oct 20 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • Oct 21 Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • Oct 22 Leslie West, [Weinstein] rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)
  • Oct 23 Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • Oct 28 Wayne Fontana, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 29 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], American singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner