On This Day

October 1976 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • Oct 9 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • Oct 11 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

Music Single

Oct 15 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"; peaks at 26 in US, fails to chart in UK

  • Oct 30 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Mandisa [Hundley] American gospel and contemporary Christian singer (Overcomer), born in Citrus Heights, California
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American pop and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter (American Idol, 2006), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 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 (Fighting Girl), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Oct 19 Joseph Andrew Duplantier, French-American heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Gojira), born in Paris
  • Oct 19 Pete Loeffler, American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Chevelle - "The Red"; "Jar"), born in Grayslake, Illinois
  • Oct 20 Tom Wisniewski, American Christian-punk guitarist (MxPx), born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter (Sermon On The Rocks), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • Oct 22 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Oct 28 Karl Tremblay, Canadian folk-rock singer (Les Cowboys Fringants), born in Montreal, Quebec

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Herb Flemming [Nicolaiih El-Michelle], American jazz trombonist and vocalist, dies at 77
  • Oct 7 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Estonian-American composer (Variazioni Concertanti), dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Connee Boswell, American jazz 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