October 1968 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 12 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances
  • Oct 14 Beatles "White Album" completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Oct 20 "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Oct 23 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and lead singer of Radiohead (Creep, Paranoid Android), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire,

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, reggae performer and son of Bob Marley
  • Oct 19 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], reggae rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy
  • Oct 29 Tsunku, Japanese music producer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 31 Singer Davy Jones (22) weds actress Linda Haines

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 15 Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 25 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27