October 1994 in Music

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
Sting
  • 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

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 4 Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • Oct 4 Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48
  • Oct 9 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Gioconda de Vito, violinist, dies at 87
  • Oct 16 William Henry Swinburne, music teacher, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Lee Allen, saxophonist, dies 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