On This Day

October 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
  • Oct 5 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 17 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Oct 22 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • Oct 31 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, American actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 4 Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • Oct 4 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), commits suicide at 48
  • Oct 9 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), dies of cancer at 68
  • Oct 20 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
  • Oct 22 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • Oct 22 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • Oct 26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • Oct 29 Evelyn Anderson, dancer, dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • Oct 31 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76