October 1976 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
  • Oct 9 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • Oct 11 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

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Oct 15 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Oct 30 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Mandisa, American singer
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American musician
  • Oct 12 Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 15 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • Oct 20 Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
  • Oct 21 Josh Ritter, American musician
  • Oct 22 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Oct 28 Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • Oct 10 Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • Oct 12 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 23 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
  • Oct 24 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 27 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57