December 1955 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 15 "Folsom Prison Blues" single released by Johnny Cash (Billboard Song of the Year 1968)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Dec 25 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 31 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • Dec 4 Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
  • Dec 6 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • Dec 6 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
  • Dec 6 Tish Hinojosa, country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 9 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician
  • Dec 15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • Dec 20 Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
  • Dec 21 Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
  • Dec 25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer
  • Dec 29 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
  • Dec 29 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
  • Dec 30 Dindo Yogo, Congolese musician (d. 2000)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • Dec 8 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69
  • Dec 11 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51