October 1956 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad



Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • Oct 8 Larry Crane, American rocker (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 12 David Vanian, British singer (The Damned), born in Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Oct 16 Marin Alsop, American conductor ( Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) first woman to head a major American orchestra , born in New York City
  • Oct 23 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Oct 25 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 28 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • Oct 19 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader and songwriter (Star Dust, I'll See You in My Dreams), dies at 62
  • Oct 26 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60