October 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 4 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold

Weddings in Music

Pharrell Williams

Oct 12 American Grammy Award-winning "Happy" singer-songwriter and record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, i, Florida

  • Oct 12 Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California

Kristen Bell

Oct 16 American actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds American actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

Kelly Clarkson

Oct 20 American singer and television personality Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee; divorce 2021

  • Oct 24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), dies of cancer at 80
  • Oct 4 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (Conversations; A Diary of the Sea), dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Larry Verne, American novelty song singer (Mr. Custer), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues - "Peace & Love"), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 10 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), dies of cancer at 59
  • Oct 13 Tommy Whittle, British jazz tenor saxophonist (Ted Heath; BBC Show Band), and bandleader, dies of pneumonia on his 87th birthday
  • Oct 15 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Oct 19 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Oedipus), dies at 91
  • Oct 24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American rock singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; solo -"Take A Walk On The Wild Side"), dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 29 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz flutist, saxophonist ((Duke Ellington, 1953-64; New York Jazz Quartet, 1974-82) and composer, dies of a heart attack related to kidney failure at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62