October 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 5 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • Oct 12 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • Oct 27 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • Oct 30 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • Oct 2 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Oct 5 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Oct 6 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Oct 8 Robert "Kool" Bell, American rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star), born in Texas
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • Oct 20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Oct 23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • Oct 24 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • Oct 24 Steven Greenberg, American composer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64