October 2017 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Oct 4 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • Oct 7 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and must pay $413,000 for use of the sing “Eminem Esque”

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), dies of an accidental overdose at 66
  • Oct 17 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), dies at 95
  • Oct 17 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), dies of glioblastoma at 53
  • Oct 22 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70

Person of interestFats Domino

Oct 24 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), dies from natural causes at 89

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino
  • Oct 29 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, dies at 87