Deaths in Music in October 1990

  • Oct 3 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • Oct 8 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Oct 16 Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • Oct 27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90