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October 1986 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 9 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman

  • Oct 13 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins
  • Oct 16 "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 19 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Oct 19 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 22 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • Oct 26 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Sayaka, Japanese singer
  • Oct 4 Yuridia, Mexican singer
  • Oct 15 Lee Donghae, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Mokpo, South Korea
  • Oct 21 Christopher Uckermann, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD

Person of interestDrake

Oct 24 Drake [Aubrey Drake Graham], Canadian actor and rapper (Hotline Bling), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • Oct 25 DJ Webstar, American disc jockey and record producer (Chicken Noodle Soup), born in Harlem, New York

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 18 "Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 16 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62