October 1969 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • Oct 10 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Oct 19 J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • Oct 23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Damon Gough, English singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 3 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • Oct 3 Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
  • Oct 7 Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • Oct 9 P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • Oct 12 Martie Maguire, American musician (Dixie Chicks)
  • Oct 16 Wendy Wilson, American rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter
  • Oct 17 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
  • Oct 22 Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • Oct 28 Ben Harper, American musician
  • Oct 30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 4 Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 23 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
  • Oct 24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 27 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 30 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Oct 31 Hugo Pfister, composer, dies at 55