December 1928 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 4 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made

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Dec 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
  • Dec 12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • Dec 15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • Dec 19 Galt MacDermot, composer (Letting Down My Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 19 Michael Hurd, composer
  • Dec 20 Charles Donald Adams, singer
  • Dec 21 Thomas Rajna, composer
  • Dec 23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • Dec 23 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
  • Dec 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • Dec 29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • Dec 30 Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
  • Dec 31 Ross Barbour, singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 18 Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55