October 1974 in Music

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 4 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 6 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • Oct 14 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • Oct 17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • Oct 18 Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"
  • Oct 20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
  • Oct 25 Wings release "Junior's Farm"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 5 Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer
  • Oct 5 Colin Meloy, American singer (The Decemberists)
  • Oct 7 Charlotte Nilsson, Swedish singer
  • Oct 8 DJ Q-Ball, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • Oct 13 Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
  • Oct 13 Joseph Utsler, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Natalie Maines, American musician (Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • Oct 14 Joseph Utsler, American musician
  • Oct 16 Deo Grech, Maltese television presenter, songwriter
  • Oct 18 Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Oct 18 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • Oct 22 Tim Kinsella, American musician
  • Oct 26 LISA, Japanese musician
  • Oct 31 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2007)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 12 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 16 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, noted Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
  • Oct 24 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65