October 1957 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Oct 14 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
  • Oct 17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances

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Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee

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  • Oct 30 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Oct 31 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 5 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • Oct 11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 11 Jon Moss, rock drummer (Culture Club)
  • Oct 14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • Oct 20 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • Oct 21 Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
  • Oct 21 Steve Lukather, US rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)
  • Oct 25 Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • Oct 28 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • Oct 31 Robert Pollard, American rocker (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 14 Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78