October 1962 in Music

Events in Music


AgreementContract of Interest

Oct 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Oct 1 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
  • Oct 3 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • Oct 5 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Oct 13 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee

Music releaseMusic Recording

Oct 18 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Peter, Paul and Mary's debut folk album "Peter, Paul and Mary" reaches No. 1 on US album charts

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Oct 20 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 24 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Oct 26 The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Oct 27 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
  • Oct 3 Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 16 Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • Oct 16 Durga McBroom, American singer, songwriter, and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 20 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 4 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 79
  • Oct 8 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • Oct 28 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 29 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, dies at 77