On This Day

October 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres


Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 1 Martin Cooper, British new wave keyboard player and saxophonist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 4 Barbara K [Kooyman-MacDonald], American singer-songwriter (Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 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, American R&B musician (The Sylvers)
  • Oct 13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Oct 14 Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician (She Blinded Me With Science), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk and jazz singer, born on Icaria, Greece
  • Oct 17 Alan Jackson, American country singer (Here in the Real World), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Oct 17 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • Oct 17 Howard Alden, American jazz guitarist (George Van Eps), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 19 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • Oct 19 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • 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, American 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), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 25 Mark Miller, American singer (Sawyer Brown), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), born in Tripoli, Lebanon (d. 2020)
  • Oct 27 Hazell Dean [Poole], English disco singer (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 session and touring drummer (Peter Gabriel; Preface; Sting), 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