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December 23, 1951 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Music

  • Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London, England
  • Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), born in Flushing, Queens, New York (d. 1995)
  • Johnny Contardo, American doo-wop singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Music

  • Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 72
1951 in Music