Deaths in Music in October 1965

  • Oct 5 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 15 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
  • Oct 18 Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42
  • Oct 28 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)