December 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • 4th "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 8th "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • 16th "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 29th "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 30th "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 3rd Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist

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3rd Ozzy Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 4th Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
  • 6th Jonathan King, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon), born in London, England
  • 6th Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, Duesseldorf Germany, rocker (Stinker)
  • 7th Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 7th Mads Vinding, Danish bassist
  • 9th Dennis Dunaway, rocker
  • 10th Brendan Harkin, rocker
  • 10th Ralph Tavares, rocker
  • 11th Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer
  • 12th Ray Jackson, rock musician
  • 13th Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, guitarist (Steely Dan-Deacon Blues)
  • 13th Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 17th Jim Alexander, rocker
  • 17th Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)
  • 18th Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 18th Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • 20th Stevie Wright, Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2015)
  • 20th Alan Parsons, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 21st Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician
  • 25th Barbara Mandrell, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas
  • 25th Merry Clayton, rocker
  • 27th Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)

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31st Donna Summer, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Music

  • 7th Godfrey Turner, composer, dies at 35
  • 14th Reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62
  • 17th Edgar Istel, German composer, dies at 68