On This Day

Musicians Who Died in October 1989

  • Oct 3 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Oct 12 Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), dies from AIDS at 51
  • Oct 19 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), dies of pneumonia at 36
  • Oct 22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"), dies at 74
  • Oct 28 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), dies at 91
  • Oct 31 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, dies at 88