December 1929 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra)
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

Dec 13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Dec 23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • Dec 24 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 26 RĂ©gine, French singer and nightclub owner

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 13 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer, dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 36