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December 1959 in Music History

Events in Music

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

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Dec 15 Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly

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, British rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People), born in England
  • Dec 14 Franco, Spanish singer, born in Cuba
  • 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, American musician (The Replacements), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Dec 31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician, born in Boe District, Nauru

Deaths in Music

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