December 1947 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 8 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Dec 11 Bob Hilliard and Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Dec 13 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Dec 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • Dec 4 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
  • Dec 5 Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • Dec 6 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 8 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • Dec 12 Ralph Scala, rock musician
  • Dec 14 Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 19 Roderic "Rod" Evans, British rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • Dec 19 Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
  • Dec 20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
  • Dec 21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
  • Dec 27 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • Dec 28 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • Dec 29 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • Dec 31 Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
  • Dec 31 Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 10 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald