October 1975 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 3 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 13 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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Oct 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Oct 19 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • Oct 19 Hamlisch and Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances

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Oct 21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Oct 22 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

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Oct 31 Bob Geldof's first appearance with The Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 India Arie [Simpson], American singer and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 3 Talib Kweli, American rapper
  • Oct 7 Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go)
  • Oct 7 Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician
  • Oct 13 David Kennedy, American musician (Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves)
  • Oct 14 Shaznay Lewis, English singer (All Saints)
  • Oct 15 Ginuwine, American singer
  • Oct 25 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • Oct 30 Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • Oct 8 Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • Oct 28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • Oct 29 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)