December 1942 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 10 Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
  • Dec 10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 21 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
  • Dec 21 Reinhard Mey, German singer
  • Dec 22 Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money'), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Schenker, composer
  • Dec 25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • Dec 13 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 20 Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfeld], German composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 25 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32