On This Day

December 1922 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • Dec 10 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Dec 11 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, born in Peristeri, Athens (d. 2005)
  • Dec 14 Cecil Payne, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Dec 15 Alan Freed, American disc jockey who accepted payola and introduced term "rock-n-roll", born in Windber, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Dec 16 Seymour "Cy" Leslie, American music (Pickwick Records) and video (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) executive, born in Israel (d. 2008)
  • Dec 17 Hubert H A Beckers, Curacaoan opera singer
  • Dec 20 Denny Vaughan, Canadian pianist, singer, arranger and orchestra leader (The Smothers Brothers Show; Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972) [1]

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), dies at 75