October 1966 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"

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Oct 12 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

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  • Oct 18 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • Oct 25 Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first UK gig as a private showcase at The Scotch of St. James in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
  • Oct 10 Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
  • Oct 12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 20 Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Oct 26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • Oct 31 Annabella Lwin [Myant Aye], singer (Bow Wow Wow), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Oct 31 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Oct 7 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), dies at 46
  • Oct 12 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 14 Arcady Dubensky, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 17 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
  • Oct 26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)