October 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 8 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • Oct 14 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances

Music History

Oct 22 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

  • Oct 31 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Ashlee Simpson, American pop singer (Autobiography), born in Waco, Texas
  • Oct 4 Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
  • Oct 6 Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Ikuta Toma, Japanese singer & actor, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Oct 9 Ghetts [Justin Clarke], British musician, born in Plaistow, East London, England
  • Oct 10 Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer (Traffic Light), born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 13 Misono, Japanese singer ("Day After Tomorrow"), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Oct 15 Jessie Ware, British pop singer-songwriter ("What's Your Pleasure?"), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • Oct 16 Shayne Ward, British singer (UK X Factor - "That's My Goal"), and actor (Coronation Street), born in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England
  • Oct 18 Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist, singer and songwriter (Radio Music Society; 12 Little Spells), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 19 Thundercat [Stephen Bruner], American bass guitarist (Flying Lotus), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 24 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer (Rirura Riruha), born in Adachi, Tokyo

Katy Perry

Oct 25 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American Pop Singer ("I Kissed A Girl"; "Teenage Dream"; "Firework"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-present), born in Santa Barbara, California

  • Oct 25 Sara Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 26 Amanda Overmyer, American singer (American Idol season 7 finalist), born in Mulberry, Indiana
  • Oct 29 Chris Baio, American rock bassist (Vampire Weekend), born in Bronxville, New York

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 27 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Alberta Hunter, American blues singer and composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Harold Laurence Walters, American composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 25 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • Oct 26 John Woods Duke, American composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 28 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, dies at 81