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December 17, 1948 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • James Alexander, American R&B bassist (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"; "Shaft)
  • Jim Bonfanti, American drummer (Raspberries - "Go All the Way"), born in Windber, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Edgar Istel, German composer, dies at 68
1948 in Music