October 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 99 performances
  • Oct 17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City

Film Release

Oct 18 "My Own Private Idaho" directed and written by Gus van Sant starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves is released

  • Oct 18 Revival of Frank Loesser's 1956 musical "The Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater, NYC, after a limited run by the New York City Opera
  • Oct 20 "André Heller's Wonderhouse", starring Billy Barty, opens at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC; runs for 9 performances
  • Oct 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • Oct 24 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • Oct 27 "André Heller's Wonderhouse", starring Billy Barty, closes at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 7 Morta Grigaliūnaitė, Lithuanian concert pianist, born in Lithuania
  • Oct 10 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer and songwriter ("Lessons To Be Learned"), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 10 Lali Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 11 Chauncey Matthews, American Juniors singer, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 16 Joshua Crumbly, American jazz bassist, born in Westlake Village, California

Weddings in Music

Clint Black

Oct 20 American actress Lisa Hartman (35) weds American country singer Clint Black (29)

  • Oct 27 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 30 American country singer Clint Black (34) weds American actress Lisa Hartman (29) in Katy, Texas,

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • Oct 16 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor (I Love Lucy; The Ford Show), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 25 Bill Graham, [Wulf Grajonca], German-American impresario and rock concert promoter (Fillmore; Winterland Ballroom; Live-Aid), dies in a helicopter crash in California at 60
  • Oct 25 Margo J. Sylvia (née Lopez), American pop singer (Tune Weavers - "Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby"), dies of heart attack and stroke at 55
  • Oct 27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British conductor and composer (Arbor Cosmica; Sinfonia Sacra), dies at 77
  • Oct 28 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist and composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 31 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer, and music critic, dies at 90