On This Day

October 1990 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • Oct 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Oct 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins

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Oct 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Oct 10 Mexican singer and actress Thalia releases her debut album "Thalía"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía
  • Oct 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 16 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Oct 17 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • Oct 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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Oct 17 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

  • Oct 18 "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • Oct 25 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Oct 27 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 23 Stevie Brock, American singer
  • Oct 31 James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor and singer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • Oct 8 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Oct 16 Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • Oct 27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90