October 1972 in Music

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
  • 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 28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • Oct 3 Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 6 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England

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 Eminem
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  • Oct 17 Tarkan, Turkish singer
  • Oct 19 Pras, American musician
  • Oct 21 Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • Oct 24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • Oct 27 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • Oct 28 Brad Paisley, American musician

Deaths in Music

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