October 1955 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 20 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human)
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • Oct 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Mimi on the beach), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 15 Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41
  • Oct 20 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 26 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66