December 1937 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • Dec 10 Don Sebesky, American orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], US singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 16 Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • Dec 16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • Dec 17 Art Neville, vocalist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 30 John Hartford, American country singer (Gentle on My Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Paul Stookey, singer and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • Dec 28 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62