On This Day

December 1935 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Jürg Wyttenbach, Swiss composer, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • Dec 6 George Williams, American soul singer (The Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips [Jones], American R&B singer ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, Italian pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music director, born in Naples, Italy

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50