October 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 8 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Brian Greenway, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestSting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British actor, songwriter and singer (The Police), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 3 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles

Person of interestBob Geldof

Oct 5 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Oct 6 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • Oct 7 Carmen R "Tata" Vega, US soul singer (Color Purple soundtrack)
  • Oct 7 John Cougar Mellencamp, American musician, actor (Jack & Diane), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 11 Wesley Magoogan, rocker
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, rocker (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • Oct 13 Olympia-Ann Sylvers, rocker
  • Oct 14 Marcia Barrett, St Catherine's Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Oct 15 Frank Dimino, rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • Oct 23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • Oct 25 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • Oct 25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • Oct 26 [William] Bootsy Collins, guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 K. K. Downing, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 29 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • Oct 29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 29 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra