December 1960 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 3 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 11 Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • Dec 16 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
  • Dec 17 "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 performances
  • Dec 17 "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 19 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Dec 26 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres St James Theater in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • Dec 2 Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • Dec 5 Jack Russell, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
  • Dec 5 Les Nemes, rock bassist (Haircut 100)
  • Dec 7 Craig Scanlon, English guitarist (The Fall)
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • Dec 12 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
  • Dec 15 Doug Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters - Davy Crockett), born in Leachville, Arkansas
  • Dec 15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • Dec 21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
  • Dec 22 Wakin Chau (Emil Chau), Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Dec 22 Luther Campbell (Luke), US rap artist (2 Live Crew)
  • Dec 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
  • Dec 27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor
  • Dec 28 Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Ion Vasilescu, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 3 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 7 Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist (b. 1895)
  • Dec 31 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer, dies at 70