On This Day

October 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 25 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 10 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota
  • Oct 10 American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (25) weds musician Brian Walker at the Uncommon Ground Cafe in Chicago

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 23 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Russell Brand

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 8 Musician Ben Harper (40) divorces actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Actress Laura Dern
Laura Dern
  • Oct 29 Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility exists between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 5 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 6 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • Oct 10 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer (Cy to Me), dies at 70
  • Oct 10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • Oct 16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 20 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), dies at 80
  • Oct 25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59