On This Day

Events in Music in October 1977

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Oct 1 Elton John honored by Madison Square Garden's MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • Oct 5 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Oct 7 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • Oct 10 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins

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Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • Oct 14 Rock band Kiss release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • Oct 15 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
  • Oct 15 "Serpentine Fire" single released by Earth, Wind & Fire (Billboard Song of the Year 1978)
  • Oct 20 Plane chartered by rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd runs out of fuel and crashes in a wooded area near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Six people are killed, including band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gains, and Cassie Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick
  • Oct 29 "Act" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances