October 1976 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • Oct 8 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • 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 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 4 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • 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, US R&B-singer (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