December 1956 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • Dec 6 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
  • Dec 8 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" single goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • Dec 16 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
  • Dec 22 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • Dec 1 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • Dec 4 Herbert Groenemeyer, German rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
  • Dec 5 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
  • Dec 6 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • Dec 6 Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • Dec 9 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
  • Dec 13 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
  • Dec 20 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • Dec 21 Lee Roy Parnell, country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Dec 23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
  • Dec 28 Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
  • Dec 29 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • Dec 30 Suzy Bogguss, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart), born in Aledo, Illinois

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 9 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83