October 1946 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 5 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 7 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

Music Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres


Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • Oct 3 P.P. Arnold [Patricia Ann Cole], American soul singer (Ike and Tina Turner revue; "The First Cut Is The Deepest"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican ska singer, and songwriter ("My Boy Lollipop"), born in Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers [Oulion], French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Étienne, France
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin; Roots; Webster; Tenspeed and Brown Shoe), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello in There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Summer's End"), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 10 Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates - "Sara Smile"; "She's Gone"), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, American drummer (The Steve Miller Band - "Abracadbra"; "The Joker"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 12 Daryl Runswick, British composer, arranger, musician, producer and educator, born in Leicester, England
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Dorothy Moore, American blues, gospel, and R&B singer ("Misty Blue"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer ("Crazy Blue Eyes"), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, American pop pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer (The Carpenters - "Close to You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian television and film composer (Lord of the Rings trilogy; 1st music director of Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior [Erick Lee Purkhiser], American punk rock singer (The Cramps), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Oct 21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Tetsu Yamauchi, Japanese rock bass guitarist (Free; The Faces), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 23 Gerda Havertong, Surinam-Dutch singer and actress (Sesame Street), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 John Bettis, American lyricist ("Top Of The World"; "Crazy For You"; "Slow Hand"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 26 Keith Hopwood, British rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • Oct 27 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 29 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Oct 30 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Oct 30 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 16 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), dies at 78