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October 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestBrie Larson

Oct 1 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], American actress (Room, Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Actress
Brie Larson
  • 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 11 Henry Lau, Hong Kong-Canadian singer (Super Junior-M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 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