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December 21, 1940 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Music

  • Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas
  • Tony Rivers [Thompson], British pop singer and vocal arranger (Harmony Grass; Cliff Richard), born in Shildon, England

Deaths in Music

  • Hal Kemp American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and sweet jazz bandleader, dies as a result of a car accident at 36
1940 in Music