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October 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 21 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 19 SpotEmGottem [Nehemiah Harden], American rapper and songwriter ("Beat Box"), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 5 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Singer Natalie Cole marries Kenneth H. Dupree

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • Oct 5 Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo) dies of leukemia at 41
  • Oct 7 Jimmie Lloydd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • Oct 16 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), dies of cancer at 72
  • Oct 17 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), dies at 86
  • Oct 18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 22 Cliff Adams, British singer (The Stragazers; The Cliff Adams Singers), dies at 78
  • Oct 24 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 25 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)