October 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Album Release

Oct 23 Rounder Records releases "Raising Sand", a collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant; tops the chart in Norway, peaks at #2 in US, UK, and Sweden

  • Oct 30 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 30 Christian Li, Chinese-Australian prodigy violinist, youngest artist (at 12) to sign contract with Decca Classics, born in Melbourne, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and TV theme song composer (Are You Being Served?), dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Eric McCredie, Scottish pop bassist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), dies at 62
  • Oct 6 Laza [Lazar] Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), dies from multiple sclerosis at 51
  • Oct 11 Werner von Trapp, Austrian singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 91
  • Oct 13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • Oct 16 Toše Proeski, Macedonian pop music singer-songwriter and musician, dies in a car crash in Croatia at 26
  • Oct 17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76
  • Oct 18 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist, dies of meningitis at 38
  • Oct 18 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, killed by carjackers at 43
  • Oct 19 Yolanda "LaLa" Brown, American R&B singer, shot and killed by an unknown gunman at a Milwaukee recording studio at 21
  • Oct 20 Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Oct 21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • Oct 24 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton ("Y'All Come"; "A Satisfied Mind"), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • Oct 30 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker, murdered by her personal assistant at 62

Robert GouletRobert Goulet (1933-2007)

Oct 30 American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73