October 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 11 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Oct 20 "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Greg Jennings, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

Oct 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Oct 6 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Atchley, American composer

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

Oct 10 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Oct 10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • Oct 20 Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • Oct 24 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • Oct 24 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • Oct 29 Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
  • Oct 30 T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 5 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 27 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78