December 1958 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • Dec 22 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Dec 23 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • Dec 25 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens
  • Dec 28 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Lisa Fischer, US vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 8 Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • Dec 9 Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)
  • Dec 11 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • Dec 13 Dana Strum, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 14 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • Dec 14 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
  • Dec 14 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
  • Dec 17 Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love)
  • Dec 19 Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)
  • Dec 22 Frank Gambale, Australian musician, born in Canberra, Australia
  • Dec 22 David Heavener, US actor and musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 23 Victoria Williams, American singer
  • Dec 24 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer
  • Dec 25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Rockinghorse, Black Velvet), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 28 Joe Diffie, country singer/guitarist (Home), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Dec 28 Mike McGuire, Haleyville Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), dies from chronic throat disease at 45
  • Dec 6 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, dies on 89th birthday
  • Dec 29 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72