October 1958 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • Oct 11 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • Oct 4 Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Oct 9 Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American musician (Ministry), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 10 Tanya Tucker, American country singer and actress (Follow that Car), born in Seminole, Texas
  • Oct 12 Jeff Keith, American rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Oct 12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Oct 13 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • Oct 13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Oct 14 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • Oct 16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • Oct 17 Alan Jackson, Newnan Ga, country singer (Here in the Real World)
  • Oct 17 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • Oct 19 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • Oct 19 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
  • Oct 20 Ivo Pogorelić, Croatian pianist (1978 Casagrande winner), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Oct 20 Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
  • Oct 20 Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
  • Oct 22 Bobby Blotzer, rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 23 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • Oct 27 Hazell Dean, English rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Oct 27 Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • Oct 27 Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 14 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Martin Shaw, English composer, dies at 83