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October 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 10 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
  • Oct 17 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"

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Oct 22 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 ASAP Rocky [Rakim Mayers], American rapper (Long. Live. A$AP), born in New York City
  • Oct 4 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)
  • Oct 7 Stacy DuPree, American musician (Eisley)
  • Oct 20 Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 3 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Billy Daniels, African-American singer (Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 19 Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 25 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), dies at 53