December 1959 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 7 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • Dec 8 Marty Raybon, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Dec 12 Belouis Some, rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People)
  • Dec 14 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • Dec 16 Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • Dec 17 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Dec 28 Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
  • Dec 29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
  • Dec 31 Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
  • Dec 31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 29 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56