October 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 2 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
  • Oct 10 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC
  • Oct 13 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • Oct 17 "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • Oct 20 "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 14 Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist, dies at 85
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • Oct 12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • Oct 17 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • Oct 17 Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30
  • Oct 22 John Bauldie, music journalist/Dylanologist, dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • Oct 24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 27 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82