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October 9, 1978 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, and Don Williams win

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
  • John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland

Deaths in Music

  • Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
1978 in Music