Musicians Who Died In October

Today : April 22, 2018 (UTC+1)

Musician and singer deaths in October

September Died on October 1 November

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

September Died on October 2 November

 
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
 
Big Jim Sullivan was
71 years 7 months 18 days old when he died on 2 October 2012
Big Jim would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 14 February 1941
 
Gene Autry was
91 years 3 days old when he died on 2 October 1998
Gene would be 110 if still alive. He was born on 29 September 1907

September Died on October 3 November

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

September Died on October 4 November

 
Paul Revere was
76 years 8 months 27 days old when he died on 4 October 2014
Paul would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 7 January 1938
 
Mike Gibbins was
56 years 6 months 22 days old when he died on 4 October 2005
Mike would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 12 March 1949
 
Danny Gatton was
49 years 1 month old when he died on 4 October 1994
Danny would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 4 September 1945
 
Janis Joplin was
27 years 8 months 15 days old when she died on 4 October 1970
Janis would be 75 if still alive. She was born on 19 January 1943

September Died on October 5 November

 
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
 
Bert Jansch was
67 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 5 October 2011
Bert would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 3 November 1943
 
Shirley Ellis was
76 years 8 months 16 days old when she died on 5 October 2005
Shirley would be 89 if still alive. She was born on 19 January 1929
 
Eddie Kendricks was
52 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 5 October 1992
Eddie would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 17 December 1939

September Died on October 6 November

 
Bunny Sigler was
76 years 6 months 9 days old when he died on 6 October 2017
Bunny would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 27 March 1941
 
Billy Joe Royal was
73 years 6 months 3 days old when he died on 6 October 2015
Billy Joe would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 3 April 1942
 
Nick Curran was
35 years 6 days old when he died on 6 October 2012
Nick would be 40 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1977
 
Johnny O'Keefe was
43 years 8 months 17 days old when he died on 6 October 1978
Johnny would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 19 January 1935

September Died on October 7 November

 
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
 
Terry Lavitz was
54 years 5 months 21 days old when he died on 7 October 2010
Terry would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 16 April 1956
 
Johnny Kidd was
30 years 9 months 14 days old when he died on 7 October 1966
Johnny would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 23 December 1935

September Died on October 8 November

 
Grady Tate was
85 years 8 months 24 days old when he died on 8 October 2017
Grady would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 14 January 1932
 
Don Ciccone was
70 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 8 October 2016
Don would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 28 February 1946
 
Jim Diamond was
64 years 10 days old when he died on 8 October 2015
Jim would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 September 1951
 
Mikey Welsh was
40 years 5 months 18 days old when he died on 8 October 2011
Mikey would be 47 if still alive. He was born on 20 April 1971
 
Barrie 'BJ' Wilson was
43 years 6 months 20 days old when he died on 8 October 1990
Barrie would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 18 March 1947

September Died on October 9 November

 
Cliff Gallup was
58 years 3 months 22 days old when he died on 9 October 1988
Cliff would be 87 if still alive. He was born on 17 June 1930
 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was
58 years 6 months 19 days old when she died on 9 October 1973
Sister Rosetta would be 103 if still alive. She was born on 20 March 1915

September Died on October 10 November

 
Solomon Burke was
70 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 10 October 2010
Solomon would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 21 March 1940
 
Edith Piaf was
47 years 9 months 21 days old when she died on 10 October 1963
Edith would be 102 if still alive. She was born on 19 December 1915

September Died on October 11 November

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

September Died on October 12 November

 
Dickie Peterson was
63 years 1 month old when he died on 12 October 2009
Dickie would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 12 September 1946
 
John Denver was
53 years 9 months 12 days old when he died on 12 October 1997
John would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 31 December 1943
 
Ricky Wilson (B-52s) was
32 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 12 October 1985
Ricky would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 19 March 1953
 
Gene Vincent was
36 years 8 months 1 day old when he died on 12 October 1971
Gene would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 11 February 1935

September Died on October 13 November

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

September Died on October 14 November

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

September Died on October 15 November

 
Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards was
74 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 15 October 2016
Robert would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 22 February 1942
 
Cole Porter was
73 years 4 months 6 days old when he died on 15 October 1964
Cole would be 126 if still alive. He was born on 9 June 1891

September Died on October 16 November

 
Tim Hauser was
72 years 10 months 4 days old when he died on 16 October 2014
Tim would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 12 December 1941
 
Art Blakey was
71 years 5 days old when he died on 16 October 1990
Art would be 98 if still alive. He was born on 11 October 1919
 
Gene Krupa was
64 years 9 months 1 day old when he died on 16 October 1973
Gene would be 109 if still alive. He was born on 15 January 1909

September Died on October 17 November

 
Gordon Downie was
53 years 8 months 11 days old when he died on 17 October 2017
Gordon would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 6 February 1964
 
Levi Stubbs was
72 years 4 months 11 days old when he died on 17 October 2008
Levi would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 6 June 1936

September Died on October 18 November

 
Phil Miller was
68 years 8 months 26 days old when he died on 18 October 2017
Phil would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 22 January 1949
 
Bob Brunning was
68 years 3 months 19 days old when he died on 18 October 2011
Bob would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 29 June 1943
 
Dee Dee Warwick was
66 years 23 days old when she died on 18 October 2008
Dee Dee would be 75 if still alive. She was born on 25 September 1942
 
Julie London was
74 years 22 days old when she died on 18 October 2000
Julie would be 91 if still alive. She was born on 26 September 1926

September Died on October 19 November

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

September Died on October 20 November

 
Cory Wells was
74 years 8 months 18 days old when he died on 20 October 2015
Cory would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 2 February 1941
 
Ari Up was
48 years 9 months 3 days old when she died on 20 October 2010
Ari would be 56 if still alive. She was born on 17 January 1962
 
Henry Vestine was
52 years 9 months 25 days old when he died on 20 October 1997
Henry would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 25 December 1944
 
Merle Travis was
65 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 20 October 1983
Merle would be 100 if still alive. He was born on 29 November 1917
 
Steve Gaines was
28 years 1 month 6 days old when he died on 20 October 1977
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
Ronnie would be 70 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
Cassie would be 70 if still alive. She was born on 9 January 1948

September Died on October 21 November

 
Sandy West was
47 years 3 months 11 days old when she died on 21 October 2006
Sandy would be 58 if still alive. She was born on 10 July 1959
 
Maxene Andrews was
79 years 9 months 18 days old when she died on 21 October 1995
Maxene would be 102 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
Shannon would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 26 September 1967
 
Bill Black was
39 years 1 month 4 days old when he died on 21 October 1965
Bill would be 91 if still alive. He was born on 17 September 1926

September Died on October 22 November

 
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
 
Don Lane was
75 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 22 October 2009
Don would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 13 November 1933
 
Ewan MacColl was
74 years 8 months 27 days old when he died on 22 October 1989
Ewan would be 103 if still alive. He was born on 25 January 1915

September Died on October 23 November

 
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
 
Alvin Stardust was
72 years 26 days old when he died on 23 October 2014
Alvin would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 27 September 1942

September Died on October 24 November

 
Fats Domino was
89 years 7 months 28 days old when he died on 24 October 2017
Fats would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 26 February 1928
 
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

September Died on October 25 November

 
Jack Bruce was
71 years 5 months 11 days old when he died on 25 October 2014
Jack would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 14 May 1943
 
Roger Miller was
56 years 9 months 23 days old when he died on 25 October 1992
Roger would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 2 January 1936
 
Gary Holton was
33 years 1 month 3 days old when he died on 25 October 1985
Gary would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 22 September 1952

September Died on October 26 November

 
Wilbert Harrison was
65 years 9 months 21 days old when he died on 26 October 1994
Wilbert would be 89 if still alive. He was born on 5 January 1929
 
Alma Cogan was
34 years 5 months 7 days old when she died on 26 October 1966
Alma would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 19 May 1932

September Died on October 27 November

 
Lou Reed was
71 years 7 months 25 days old when he died on 27 October 2013
Lou would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 2 March 1942
 
Pamela Birch was
65 years 2 months 18 days old when she died on 27 October 2009
Pamela would be 73 if still alive. She was born on 9 August 1944
 
Steve Peregrin Took was
31 years 2 months 29 days old when he died on 27 October 1980
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 28 July 1949

September Died on October 28 November

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

September Died on October 29 November

 
Keith Wilder was
65 years 10 months 9 days old when he died on 29 October 2017
Keith would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 20 December 1951
 
Duane Allman was
24 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 29 October 1971
Duane would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 20 November 1946

September Died on October 30 November

 
Pete Haycock was
62 years 7 months 26 days old when he died on 30 October 2013
Pete would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 4 March 1951
 
Norton Buffalo was
58 years 1 month 2 days old when he died on 30 October 2009
Norton would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 September 1951

September Died on October 31 November

 
Liz Anderson was
84 years 9 months 18 days old when she died on 31 October 2011
Liz would be 91 if still alive. She was born on 13 January 1927
 
John Pearse was
69 years 1 month 19 days old when he died on 31 October 2008
John would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 12 September 1939