October Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musicians and singers who died in October

September Died on October 1 November

 
Bruce Palmer was
58 years 22 days old when he died on 1 October 2004, 13 years ago
Bruce would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 9 September 1946
 
Lynsey de Paul was
64 years 3 months 20 days old when she died on 1 October 2014, 3 years ago
Lynsey would be 67 if still alive. She was born on 11 June 1950

September Died on October 2 November

 
Gene Autry was
91 years 3 days old when he died on 2 October 1998, 19 years ago
Gene would be 110 if still alive. He was born on 29 September 1907
 
Big Jim Sullivan was
71 years 7 months 18 days old when he died on 2 October 2012, 5 years ago
Big Jim would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 14 February 1941
 
Tom Petty was
66 years 11 months 13 days old when he died on 2 October 2017
Tom would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 20 October 1950

September Died on October 3 November

 
Woody Guthrie was
55 years 2 months 19 days old when he died on 3 October 1967, 50 years ago
Woody would be 105 if still alive. He was born on 14 July 1912
 
Benjamin Orr was
53 years 25 days old when he died on 3 October 2000, 17 years ago
Benjamin would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1947
 
Kathi McDonald was
64 years 8 days old when she died on 3 October 2012, 5 years ago
Kathi would be 69 if still alive. She was born on 25 September 1948

September Died on October 4 November

 
Janis Joplin was
27 years 8 months 15 days old when she died on 4 October 1970, 47 years ago
Janis would be 74 if still alive. She was born on 19 January 1943
 
Danny Gatton was
49 years 1 month old when he died on 4 October 1994, 23 years ago
Danny would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 4 September 1945
 
Mike Gibbins was
56 years 6 months 22 days old when he died on 4 October 2005, 12 years ago
Mike would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 12 March 1949
 
Paul Revere was
76 years 8 months 27 days old when he died on 4 October 2014, 3 years ago
Paul would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 7 January 1938

September Died on October 5 November

 
Eddie Kendricks was
52 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 5 October 1992, 25 years ago
Eddie would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 17 December 1939
 
Shirley Ellis was
76 years 8 months 16 days old when she died on 5 October 2005, 12 years ago
Shirley would be 88 if still alive. She was born on 19 January 1929
 
Bert Jansch was
67 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 5 October 2011, 6 years ago
Bert would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 3 November 1943
 
Rod Temperton was
66 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 5 October 2016
Rod would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 9 October 1949

September Died on October 6 November

 
Johnny O'Keefe was
43 years 8 months 17 days old when he died on 6 October 1978, 39 years ago
Johnny would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 19 January 1935
 
Nick Curran was
35 years 6 days old when he died on 6 October 2012, 5 years ago
Nick would be 40 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1977
 
Billy Joe Royal was
73 years 6 months 3 days old when he died on 6 October 2015, 2 years ago
Billy Joe would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 3 April 1942
 
Bunny Sigler was
76 years 6 months 9 days old when he died on 6 October 2017
Bunny would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 27 March 1941

September Died on October 7 November

 
Johnny Kidd was
30 years 9 months 14 days old when he died on 7 October 1966, 51 years ago
Johnny would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 23 December 1935
 
Terry Lavitz was
54 years 5 months 21 days old when he died on 7 October 2010, 7 years ago
Terry would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 16 April 1956
 
Jimmy Beaumont was
76 years 11 months 17 days old when he died on 7 October 2017
Jimmy would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 21 October 1940

September Died on October 8 November

 
Barrie 'BJ' Wilson was
43 years 6 months 20 days old when he died on 8 October 1990, 27 years ago
Barrie would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 18 March 1947
 
Mikey Welsh was
40 years 5 months 18 days old when he died on 8 October 2011, 6 years ago
Mikey would be 46 if still alive. He was born on 20 April 1971
 
Jim Diamond was
64 years 10 days old when he died on 8 October 2015, 2 years ago
Jim would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 September 1951
 
Don Ciccone was
70 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 8 October 2016
Don would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 28 February 1946
 
Grady Tate was
85 years 8 months 24 days old when he died on 8 October 2017
Grady would be 85 if still alive. He was born on 14 January 1932

September Died on October 9 November

 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was
58 years 6 months 19 days old when she died on 9 October 1973, 44 years ago
Sister Rosetta would be 102 if still alive. She was born on 20 March 1915
 
Cliff Gallup was
58 years 3 months 22 days old when he died on 9 October 1988, 29 years ago
Cliff would be 87 if still alive. He was born on 17 June 1930

September Died on October 10 November

 
Edith Piaf was
47 years 9 months 21 days old when she died on 10 October 1963, 54 years ago
Edith would be 101 if still alive. She was born on 19 December 1915
 
Solomon Burke was
70 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 10 October 2010, 7 years ago
Solomon would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 21 March 1940

September Died on October 11 November

 
Steve Mackay was
66 years 16 days old when he died on 11 October 2015, 2 years ago
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 25 September 1949

September Died on October 12 November

 
Gene Vincent was
36 years 8 months 1 day old when he died on 12 October 1971, 46 years ago
Gene would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 11 February 1935
 
Ricky Wilson (B-52s) was
32 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 12 October 1985, 32 years ago
Ricky would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 19 March 1953
 
John Denver was
53 years 9 months 12 days old when he died on 12 October 1997, 20 years ago
John would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 31 December 1943
 
Dickie Peterson was
63 years 1 month old when he died on 12 October 2009, 8 years ago
Dickie would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 12 September 1946

September Died on October 13 November

 
General Johnson was
69 years 4 months 20 days old when he died on 13 October 2010, 7 years ago
General would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 23 May 1941

September Died on October 14 November

 
Bing Crosby was
74 years 5 months 11 days old when he died on 14 October 1977, 40 years ago
Bing would be 114 if still alive. He was born on 3 May 1903
 
Chuck Ruff was
60 years 4 months 19 days old when he died on 14 October 2011, 6 years ago
Chuck would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 25 May 1951

September Died on October 15 November

 
Cole Porter was
73 years 4 months 6 days old when he died on 15 October 1964, 53 years ago
Cole would be 126 if still alive. He was born on 9 June 1891
 
Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards was
74 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 15 October 2016
Robert would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 22 February 1942

September Died on October 16 November

 
Gene Krupa was
64 years 9 months 1 day old when he died on 16 October 1973, 44 years ago
Gene would be 108 if still alive. He was born on 15 January 1909
 
Tim Hauser was
72 years 10 months 4 days old when he died on 16 October 2014, 3 years ago
Tim would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 12 December 1941

September Died on October 17 November

 
Levi Stubbs was
72 years 4 months 11 days old when he died on 17 October 2008, 9 years ago
Levi would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 6 June 1936
 
Gord Downie was
53 years 8 months 11 days old when he died on 17 October 2017
Gord would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 6 February 1964

September Died on October 18 November

 
Julie London was
74 years 22 days old when she died on 18 October 2000, 17 years ago
Julie would be 91 if still alive. She was born on 26 September 1926
 
Dee Dee Warwick was
66 years 23 days old when she died on 18 October 2008, 9 years ago
Dee Dee would be 75 if still alive. She was born on 25 September 1942
 
Bob Brunning was
68 years 3 months 19 days old when he died on 18 October 2011, 6 years ago
Bob would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 29 June 1943
 
Phil Miller was
68 years 8 months 26 days old when he died on 18 October 2017
Phil would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 22 January 1949

September Died on October 19 November

 
Alan Murphy was
35 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 19 October 1989, 28 years ago
Alan would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 28 November 1953
 
Glen Buxton was
49 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 19 October 1997, 20 years ago
Glen would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 10 November 1947
 
Raphael Ravenscroft was
60 years 4 months 15 days old when he died on 19 October 2014, 3 years ago
Raphael would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 4 June 1954

September Died on October 20 November

 
Steve Gaines was
28 years 1 month 6 days old when he died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 14 September 1949
 
Ronnie Van Zant was
29 years 9 months 5 days old when he died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Ronnie would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 15 January 1948
 
Cassie Gaines was
29 years 9 months 11 days old when she died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Cassie would be 69 if still alive. She was born on 9 January 1948
 
Merle Travis was
65 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 20 October 1983, 34 years ago
Merle would be 100 if still alive. He was born on 29 November 1917
 
Henry Vestine was
52 years 9 months 25 days old when he died on 20 October 1997, 20 years ago
Henry would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 25 December 1944
 
Ari Up was
48 years 9 months 3 days old when she died on 20 October 2010, 7 years ago
Ari would be 55 if still alive. She was born on 17 January 1962
 
Cory Wells was
74 years 8 months 18 days old when he died on 20 October 2015, 2 years ago
Cory would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 2 February 1941

September Died on October 21 November

 
Bill Black was
39 years 1 month 4 days old when he died on 21 October 1965, 52 years ago
Bill would be 91 if still alive. He was born on 17 September 1926
 
Maxene Andrews was
79 years 9 months 18 days old when she died on 21 October 1995, 22 years ago
Maxene would be 101 if still alive. She was born on 3 January 1916
 
Shannon Hoon was
28 years 25 days old when he died on 21 October 1995, 22 years ago
Shannon would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 26 September 1967
 
Sandy West was
47 years 3 months 11 days old when she died on 21 October 2006, 11 years ago
Sandy would be 58 if still alive. She was born on 10 July 1959

September Died on October 22 November

 
Ewan MacColl was
74 years 8 months 27 days old when he died on 22 October 1989, 28 years ago
Ewan would be 102 if still alive. He was born on 25 January 1915
 
Don Lane was
75 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 22 October 2009, 8 years ago
Don would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 13 November 1933
 
George Young was
70 years 11 months 16 days old when he died on 22 October 2017
George would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1946

September Died on October 23 November

 
Alvin Stardust was
72 years 26 days old when he died on 23 October 2014, 3 years ago
Alvin would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 27 September 1942
 
Pete Burns was
57 years 2 months 18 days old when he died on 23 October 2016
Pete would be 58 if still alive. He was born on 5 August 1959

September Died on October 24 November

 
Bobby Vee was
73 years 5 months 24 days old when he died on 24 October 2016
Bobby would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 30 April 1943
 
Fats Domino was
89 years 7 months 28 days old when he died on 24 October 2017
Fats would be 89 if still alive. He was born on 26 February 1928

September Died on October 25 November

 
Gary Holton was
33 years 1 month 3 days old when he died on 25 October 1985, 32 years ago
Gary would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 22 September 1952
 
Roger Miller was
56 years 9 months 23 days old when he died on 25 October 1992, 25 years ago
Roger would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 2 January 1936
 
Jack Bruce was
71 years 5 months 11 days old when he died on 25 October 2014, 3 years ago
Jack would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 14 May 1943

September Died on October 26 November

 
Alma Cogan was
34 years 5 months 7 days old when she died on 26 October 1966, 51 years ago
Alma would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 19 May 1932
 
Wilbert Harrison was
65 years 9 months 21 days old when he died on 26 October 1994, 23 years ago
Wilbert would be 88 if still alive. He was born on 5 January 1929

September Died on October 27 November

 
Steve Peregrin Took was
31 years 2 months 29 days old when he died on 27 October 1980, 37 years ago
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 28 July 1949
 
Pamela Birch was
65 years 2 months 18 days old when she died on 27 October 2009, 8 years ago
Pamela would be 73 if still alive. She was born on 9 August 1944
 
Lou Reed was
71 years 7 months 25 days old when he died on 27 October 2013, 4 years ago
Lou would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 2 March 1942

September Died on October 28 November

 
Porter Wagoner was
80 years 2 months 16 days old when he died on 28 October 2007, 10 years ago
Porter would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 12 August 1927

September Died on October 29 November

 
Duane Allman was
24 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 29 October 1971, 46 years ago
Duane would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 20 November 1946
 
Keith Wilder was
65 years 10 months 9 days old when he died on 29 October 2017
Keith would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 20 December 1951

September Died on October 30 November

 
Norton Buffalo was
58 years 1 month 2 days old when he died on 30 October 2009, 8 years ago
Norton would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 September 1951
 
Pete Haycock was
62 years 7 months 26 days old when he died on 30 October 2013, 4 years ago
Pete would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 4 March 1951

September Died on October 31 November

 
John Pearse was
69 years 1 month 19 days old when he died on 31 October 2008, 9 years ago
John would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 12 September 1939
 
Liz Anderson was
84 years 9 months 18 days old when she died on 31 October 2011, 6 years ago
Liz would be 90 if still alive. She was born on 13 January 1927