October 1970 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 1 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • Oct 3 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 14 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Oct 27 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 5 Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • Oct 5 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 6 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • Oct 10 Corinna May, German singer
  • Oct 13 Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician
  • Oct 13 Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent
  • Oct 15 Eric Benét, American singer
  • Oct 24 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Oct 25 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Oct 27 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • Oct 30 Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
  • Oct 31 Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 31 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • Oct 31 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 31 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 2 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Oct 31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 2 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 4 George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 4 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Oct 11 Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • Oct 28 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • Oct 28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99