On This Day

October 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

Farm Aid Concert

Oct 1 Farm Aid VIII held in Louisville, Kentucky; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, John Conlee, and Steve Earle

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Oct 2 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances

Album Release

Oct 2 British band Oasis release their second studio album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
  • Oct 4 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • Oct 5 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 10 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Oct 12 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • Oct 19 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances
  • Oct 22 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Oct 25 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances


Oct 25 Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Singer Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 29 "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
  • Oct 31 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 8 G. Herbo [Herbert Wright III], American rapper (PTSD), born in Chicago, Illinois


Oct 13 Jimin [Park Ji-min], South Korean singer-songwriter (BTS), born in Busan, South Korea

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
  • Oct 21 Doja Cat [Amala Dlamini], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Hot Pink), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, American swing bandleader, and songwriter ("Elmer's Tune"), dies of cancer at 85
  • Oct 6 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 6 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, American conductor and musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 11 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, American cellist (Hollywood String Quartet), dies at 78
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, American gospel pianist and singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, American vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84