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October 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 15 Former "Glee" actress Dianna Agron (30) weds Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (27) in Morocco
  • Oct 22 Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 4 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic stage and screen actress, singer, theater director, and painter, dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 58
  • Oct 2 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • Oct 2 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies at 100
  • Oct 4 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, dies at 95
  • Oct 4 Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), dies at 53
  • Oct 5 Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn, 1968-72; Romanian National Opera, 1972-2012), dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93
  • Oct 16 Stuart Edwards, British guitarist (Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes"), dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 19 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, dies at 99
  • Oct 24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • Oct 24 Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), dies at 73
  • Oct 29 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), dies at 61