On This Day

October 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards

Oct 3 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 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
  • Oct 18 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC

Film Release

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

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • Oct 20 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC 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 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • Oct 27 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Oct 30 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)

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, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
  • Oct 25 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers), dies of heart attack and stroke at 55
  • Oct 27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - 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