October 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea win
  • Oct 12 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London

Album Release

Oct 17 Columbia Records releases "Storm Front", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's eleventh studio album

  • Oct 19 Astor Piazzolla and William Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres at Nederlander Theater NYC
  • Oct 21 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances

Album Release

Oct 23 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

Birthdays in Music

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Oct 1 American actress (Room; Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

  • Oct 2 Roman Ibramkhalilov, Ukrainian heavy metal guitarist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Ukraine
  • Oct 4 Lil Mama [Niatia Jessica Kirkland], American rapper (VYP: Voice of the Young People), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 4 Tei Shi [Valerie Teicher Barbosa], Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 11 Henry Lau, Hong Kong-Canadian singer (Super Junior-M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 22 JPEGMafia [Barrington Hendricks], American hip-hop singer, rapper, and record producer ("Does This Ski Mask Make Me Look Fat?"), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • Oct 30 Vanessa White, British pop singer (The Saturdays - "Living For The Weekend"), born in Yeovil, England

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Joe Techner, American jazz trumpeter (Elliot Lawrence Band - "Elevation"), dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Oct 12 Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), dies from AIDS at 51
  • Oct 19 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), dies of pneumonia at 36
  • Oct 22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"), dies at 74
  • Oct 28 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), dies at 91
  • Oct 31 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, dies at 88