October 2002 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 26 Moscow Theatre Siege ends: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 26 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 10 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • Oct 12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • Oct 18 Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)
  • Oct 23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)