On This Day

October 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Oct 1 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

  • Oct 2 All Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents for possession of marijuana in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 7 Beatles turn down $1 million offer by Sid Berstein for a return performance at Shea Stadium in NYC

Music History

Oct 11 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the "Me" is John Lennon)

Music History

Oct 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Film Release

Oct 18 Walt Disney's animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" film is released; cast featured Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, and Sebastian Cabot

  • Oct 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Oct 29 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC

Music Single

Oct 30 Dolly Parton releases her debut single with Porter Wagoner "The Last Thing On My Mind"


Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, American ska-punk rock drummer (Sublime), born in Kihei, Hawaii
  • Oct 2 Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter (Time (The Revelator); Revival), born in New York City
  • Oct 3 Dan Miller, American guitarist and songwriter (They Might Be Giants, since 1998), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 4 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 7 Toni Braxton, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Un-Break My Heart"), born in Severn, Maryland
  • Oct 7 Luke Haines, British musician (The Auteurs; Black Box Recorder), born in Walton-on-Thames, England
  • Oct 17 Allen West, American heavy metal guitarist (Obituary; Southwicked), born in Brandon, Florida
  • Oct 17 René Dif, Algerian-Danish pop-dance singer-songwriter (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 19 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and video game composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • Oct 20 Luck Mervil, Haitian-Québécois actor and singer-songwriter, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Oct 22 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer-songwriter (Eurovision, 2003), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Oct 23 Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)

Keith Urban

Oct 26 Keith Urban, New Zealand-Australian country music singer-songwriter ("Somebody Like You"; "The Fighter"), born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

  • Oct 27 Scott Weiland, American rock singer-songwrite (Stone Temple Pilots; Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)

Vanilla Ice

Oct 31 Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle], American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

  • Oct 31 Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), born in New York City (d. 2020)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Albertina Rasch, Austrian-born American ballerina and choreographer, dies at 76
  • Oct 3 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer ("This Land Is Your Land"), dies of Huntington's disease at 55
  • Oct 3 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • Oct 3 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 10 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66