On This Day

October 1972 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 1 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • Oct 2 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 8 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 9 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Oct 12 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Oct 13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • Oct 16 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 16 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 17 Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • Oct 19 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 21 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 21 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • Oct 21 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 23 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances
  • Oct 23 "I'm Still in Love with You" 5th studio album by Al Green is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1973)
  • Oct 28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 G. Love [Garrett Dutton], American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Lajon Witherspoon, American rock singer (Sevendust), born in Nashville, Tennesee
  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 6 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 10 (Michael) Dean Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Oct 16 Emily Doolittle, Canadian composer, and zoomusicologist (Social Sounds From Whales At Night; Dàn nan Ròn; A Short, Slow Life), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Person of interestEminem

Oct 17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • Oct 17 Tarkan [Tevetoğlu], Turkish pop singer (Şımarık), born in Alzey, West Germany
  • Oct 19 Pras [Prakazrel Michel], Haitian-American rapper, songwriter and producer (The Fugees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 21 Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • Oct 23 Richard McNamara, British guitarist, songwriter and producer (Embrace), born in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Elissa [Elissar Zakaria Khoury] Lebanese singer, born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
  • Oct 27 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestBrad Paisley

Oct 28 Brad Paisley, American country singer (Collision of Worlds, Nobody's Fool), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 17 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 30 Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68