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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 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
  • Oct 25 Sara Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestKaty Perry

Oct 25 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American Pop Singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas), born in Santa Barbara, California

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • 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, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Harold Laurence Walters, 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