October 1947 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Oct 3 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Oct 9 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
  • Oct 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • Oct 25 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • Oct 30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 3 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead), born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Trinidad
  • Oct 9 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 11 Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • Oct 11 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Chester, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • Oct 16 Bob Weir, guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - I Need A Miracle), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 19 Wilbert Hart, US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
  • Oct 22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • Oct 23 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • Oct 30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69