October 1964 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 6 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Oct 20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Oct 20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • Oct 22 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who
  • Oct 24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • Oct 27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • Oct 7 Sam Brown, English singer/songwriter (Stop!)
  • Oct 8 CeCe Winans [Priscilla Marie Winans Love], American gospel singer (won 12 Grammy Awards), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who), born in New York, New York
  • Oct 22 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • Oct 25 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Oct 25 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer, won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Saarbrücken
  • Oct 31 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 31 Darryl Worley, American country singer (Hard Rain Don't Last), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • Oct 10 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 10 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • Oct 10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
  • Oct 15 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist (Still of the Night), dies at 73