October 1960 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 10 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 15 "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 17 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • Oct 27 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Django Bates, jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American musician
  • Oct 19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 19 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • Oct 25 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • Oct 30 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90