On This Day

October 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Lana Del Rey's ballad "Video Games" named song of the decade at Q Awards in London

Singer-Songwriter and Model Lana Del Rey
Singer-Songwriter and Model
Lana Del Rey

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', dies at 80
  • Oct 5 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), dies at 70
  • Oct 6 [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballerina, founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, dies at 98
  • Oct 25 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), dies at 96