Birthdays in Music in December 1946

  • Dec 1 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • Dec 5 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • Dec 8 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Gloria Loring, American actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • Dec 13 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Dec 14 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
  • Dec 14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Harry Ray, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Dec 16 Benny Andersson, singer (ABBA-Money! Money! Money!), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • Dec 21 Carl Wilson, rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • Dec 21 Christopher Keene, conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 22 Rick Nielsen, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano
  • Dec 24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist (Margaritaville)
  • Dec 29 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • Dec 30 Patti Smith, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia), born in Chicago, Illinois