On This Day

October 2008 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 7 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • Oct 3 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 9 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), dies at 39
  • Oct 11 Neal Hefti, American orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer (Li'l Darlin), dies at 85
  • Oct 15 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), dies at 81
  • Oct 17 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
  • Oct 18 Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
  • Oct 24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • Oct 29 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)