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October 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 1 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 11 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Oct 17 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Oct 24 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 31 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop-dance singer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • Oct 2 George Pettit, Canadian hardcore singer (Alexisonfire), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • Oct 6 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • Oct 7 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • Oct 12 Émile Parisien, French jazz soprano and alto saxophonist, and composer, born in Cahors, France
  • Oct 15 Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian singer
  • Oct 16 Vincy Chan, a Hong Kong-Singaporean Canto-pop singer ("My Memories are Not My Own"), born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 22 Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic", American DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
  • Oct 25 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer (at17), born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 28 Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter (If I Believe), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 29 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 31 The Cheeky Girls [Gabriela and Monica Irimia], British-Romanian pop singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 4 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
  • Oct 12 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), dies of a drug overdose at 30
  • Oct 23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 52