October 1977 in Music

Events in Music


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Oct 1 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Oct 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances
  • Oct 5 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Oct 7 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • Oct 10 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • Oct 14 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • Oct 15 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
  • Oct 20 Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick
  • Oct 29 "Act" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 8 Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Deathlike Silence)
  • Oct 12 Jay Jenkins, American rapper also known as "Young Jeezy"
  • Oct 14 Tina Dico, Danish singer-songwriter
  • Oct 14 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England
  • Oct 15 Erin McKeown, American musician
  • Oct 16 John Mayer, American musician
  • Oct 20 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • Oct 31 Séverine Ferrer, French singer, born in Montpellier, France

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 8 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )

Person of interestBing Crosby

Oct 14 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Oct 20 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
  • Oct 20 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
  • Oct 20 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
  • Oct 21 Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48