October 1949 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
  • Oct 13 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances

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Oct 30 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • Oct 30 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
  • Oct 31 "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

Oct 2 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • Oct 2 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 3 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 5 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • Oct 6 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • Oct 7 Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)
  • Oct 7 Kieran Kane, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 8 Hamish Stuart, Scottish guitarist and singer (Average White Band), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 17 Maurice Willis Wright, composer
  • Oct 18 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  • Oct 21 Shulamit Ran, composer
  • Oct 22 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2011)
  • Oct 25 Walter Hyatt, Musician
  • Oct 27 Garry Tallent, American rocker (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 27 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • Oct 29 James Williamson, American guitarist
  • Oct 30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 31 Bob Siebenberg, American rocker (Supertramp), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 31 Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 4 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Hale A. VanderCook, American composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 24 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 27 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)