On This Day

Events in Music in October 1987

  • Oct 1 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 6 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 10 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • Oct 12 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"; it would become his third solo number 1 hit, and the last by any of the Beatles

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 15 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 17 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 19 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Oct 22 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 27 Peter Shaffer's musical "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • Oct 29 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Oct 30 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released