Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth Alford
Malcolm Arnold arranged this Kenneth Alford 1914 march for the film The Bridge on the River Kwai which premiered in London on 2nd October 1957.
Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
3rd October 1945 is considered to be the first performance by Elvis - albeit at a local talent show. He was 10 years old and received his first guitar a year later.
When I saw her standing there by John Lennon
John Lennon was born on 9th October 1940 and co-wrote/sang backing vocals on this track.
Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson
Leroy Anderson had much of his music premiered by the Boston Pops Orchestra - an offshoot of the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra - which claims to have the most visited orchestral website in the US. October is an important month for the BSO - it gave its first concert on 22nd October 1881, and had its own concert hall opened on 15th October 1900.
The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss
25th October 1825 is the birthday of Johann Strauss - known by many as 'king of the waltz'. This is one of his most famous waltzes written about the river Daube which stretches through 9 countries. See if you can find them all!