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 [1]

  • 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

  • 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 British pop-rock singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Music Premiere

Oct 25 Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse, and Blake Edwards' musical adaptation of the film "Victor/Victoria", starring Julie Andrews, opens at Marquis Theater, NYC, runs for 738 performances; Andrews declined Tony Award nomination because she felt other cast and crew should have been recognized

  • Oct 29 Return engagement of Bill Irwin and Dacid Shiner's "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 81 performances
  • 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

JiminJimin (27 years old)

Oct 13 South Korean singer-songwriter (BTS), born in Busan, South Korea

Doja CatDoja Cat (27 years old)

Oct 21 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 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 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 pop and sing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, American vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 26 John Sangster, Australian jazz composer (The Hobbit Suite), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, British composer (The Red Shoes), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, British composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Dr. Hepcat [Lavad Durst], American blues piano player and singer-songwriter, radio DJ and baseball broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Lou Levy, American 'Tin Pan Alley' music publisher (Leeds Music Corp - Sammy Cahn, Adler & Ross, Bob Dylan), dies at 84