December 1938 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • Dec 3 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 4 Yvonne Minton, Australian-British soprano, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 5 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Dec 9 William Thomas McKinley, composer
  • Dec 10 Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor (Kirov), born in Nalchik, Russia
  • Dec 11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer, born in Constantine, Algeria
  • Dec 11 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Joel Chadabe, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Alvin Curran, American composer, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 13 Tony Gomez, British rocker (Foundations), born in Colombo, Ceylon (d. 2015)
  • Dec 17 Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 18 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Dec 20 John Harris Harbison, American composer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 David Borden, composer
  • Dec 28 Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 10 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 14 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer and musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76