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October 1963 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 3 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 6 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Oct 12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 13 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • Oct 17 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 17 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
  • Oct 24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 25 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • Oct 29 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Oct 31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 10 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean rock singer, born in Seoul
  • Oct 17 Petri Alanko, Finnish classical flute player (Finnish RSO, 1988-2012) and educator (Sibelius Academy, since 2012), born in Joensuu, Finland
  • Oct 26 Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Oct 28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • Oct 30 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real), born in Kentish Town, London
  • Oct 31 Johnny Marr, English rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid), born in Ardwick, Manchester
  • Oct 31 Mikkey Dee [Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou], Swedish rock musician and drummer [Motörhead, Scorpions], born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 9 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85

Person of interestEdith Piaf

Oct 10 Édith Piaf [Édith Giovanna Gassion], French singer (No, I Don't Regret Anything; Le Vie En Rose), dies of liver cancer at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • Oct 18 Claudio Carneyro, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 25 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81