October 1987 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 1 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 6 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • Oct 12 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 15 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 17 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 19 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 20 Geffen records release their first album, Donna Summer's "The Wanderer"

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Oct 22 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • Oct 29 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Oct 30 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer
  • Oct 18 Zac Efron, American actor (High School Musical, 17 Again), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • Oct 23 Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
  • Oct 24 Charlie White, American ice dancer
  • Oct 28 Frank Ocean [Christopher Breaux], American singer-songwriter (Thinkin Bout You), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 29 Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 9 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • Oct 13 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • Oct 14 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), dies at 75
  • Oct 19 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
  • Oct 29 Woody Herman, American bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74