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Year 1961 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 12 "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Berry Gordy signs The Supremes with Motown Records

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Jan 16 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 21 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston (Boston Symphony and Chorus Pro Musica under conductor Charles Münch)
  • Jan 21 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jan 26 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley hits #1

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 27 Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make their debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore", final curtain call lasts 35 mins

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 30 "I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Feb 9 The Beatles first gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club; they would play there nearly 300 times over the next two years
  • Feb 10 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra premieres under direction of Eugene Ormandy; wins 1961 Pulitzer Prize

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 1 Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
  • Mar 2 "13 Daughters" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 The Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Mar 18 6th Eurovision Song Contest: Jean-Claude Pascal for Luxembourg wins "Nous les amoureux" in Cannes
  • Mar 21 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool

  • Mar 25 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Mar 25 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
  • Mar 25 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
  • Apr 3 "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Apr 5 Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • Apr 8 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11 Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Apr 12 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Apr 13 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • Apr 15 "Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1375 performances
  • Apr 23 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
  • Apr 25 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Apr 30 "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)
  • May 7 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
  • May 15 "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
  • May 18 "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • May 20 Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
  • May 22 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
  • May 22 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

  • Jun 3 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • Jun 13 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 16 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • Jun 17 "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jun 19 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • Jun 22 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
  • Jun 24 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • Jun 24 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
  • Jul 15 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Jul 23 Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ..." premieres

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 23 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Jul 29 Bob Dylan injured in car accident
  • Aug 2 The Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of CP of USSR

  • Sep 26 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • Sep 28 "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • Sep 29 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
  • Oct 1 The Beach Boys record their debut single "Surfin", introducing a new musical style
  • Oct 1 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 12nd Symphony
  • Oct 3 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Oct 7 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances
  • Oct 10 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • Oct 12 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 14 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 18 "West Side Story", directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • Oct 21 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
  • Oct 23 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Oct 24 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances
  • Oct 28 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC starring Tom Bosley after 796 performances and a Pulitzer Prize
  • Nov 2 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Nov 18 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Nov 18 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • Dec 9 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Dec 9 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 11 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
  • Dec 13 The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
  • Dec 13 Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 13 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

  • Dec 16 "Evening with Yves Montand" closes at John Golden Theatre, NYC after 55 performances
  • Dec 18 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
  • Dec 21 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"
  • Dec 27 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 performances
  • Dec 30 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th Symphony in Moscow (completed 1936)
  • Dec 31 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 188

  • Jan 2 Orrett Rhoden, Jamaican concert pianist, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 3 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • Jan 5 Iris DeMent, American country singer (Our Town), born in Paragould, Arizona
  • Jan 10 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 13 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings, England
  • Jan 14 Mike Tramp [Trempenau], Danish heavy metal rocker (White Lion - "Mane Attraction"), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jan 16 Paul Raven, English rock bassist (Killing Joke), born in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter ("I Kissed a Girl"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 22 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2019)
  • Jan 26 Neil Taylor, British touring and session guitarist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; Robbie Williams), born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 27 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 27 Margo Timmins, Canadian rock singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Jan 27 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jan 27 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • Jan 27 Tessa Niles, British session and touring singer (Eric Clapton; Duran Duran; Robbie Williams), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • Jan 29 Eddie Jackson, American heavy metal rock bassist (Queensrÿche - "Silent Lucidity"), born in Robstown, Texas
  • Jan 31 Lloyd Cole, English rocker (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions), born in Buxton, Derbyshire
  • Feb 3 Linda Eder, American pop and musical theater singer, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 8 Sammy Llanas, American rocker (Bodeans, 1983-2011 - "Closer To Free"), born in Wisconsin
  • Feb 8 Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • Feb 9 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor, born in Lappajärvi, Finland
  • Feb 11 Becky LeBeau, American vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 Henry Rollins [Henry Lawrence Garfield], American musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Les Warner, British musician and producer (The Cult-Fire Woman), born in Fulham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Latifa, Tunisian singer, born in Manouba, Tunisia
  • Feb 16 Andy Taylor, British rock guitarist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"; The Power Station), born in Tynemouth, England
  • Feb 22 Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Feb 22 Lowell Liebermann, American classical pianist and composer (Gargoyles), born in New York City
  • Feb 24 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
  • Mar 1 Davis Daniel, American country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mar 2 Simone Young, Australian conductor (Hamburg State Opera and Hamburg Philharmonic, 2005-15), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 5 Dan Stuart, American singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • Mar 7 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Mar 11 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Mar 11 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 21 Slim Jim Phantom [Jim McDonnell], American rock drummer (Stray Cats), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 21 Shawn Lane, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2003)
  • Mar 27 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese Grammy Award-winning guitarist (B'z), born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • Mar 28 José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, 1985) (d. 2014)
  • Apr 1 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC-All of My Heart), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 2 Keren Jane Woodward, English rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 9 Mark Kelly, Irish keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • Apr 12 D. D. Verni, American heavy metal rocker (Overkill - Hello From the Gutter), born in New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Tammy Stephens, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Arlington, Texas
  • Apr 16 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer, born in Split, Croatia
  • Apr 18 Kelly Hansen, American heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You), born in Hawthorne, California
  • May 2 Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), born in Haddington, Scotland
  • May 4 Jay Aston, English singer (Bucks Fizz), born in Purley, Surrey
  • May 7 Phil "Wizzö" Campbell, Welsh rock musician (Motörhead), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • May 10 Danny Carey, American drummer (Tool), born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • May 11 Cecile Licad, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981), born in Manila, Philippines
  • May 12 Billy Duffy, rocker (Cult-Hell's Kitchen)
  • May 15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestEnya

May 17 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya
  • May 19 Ronan Hardiman, Irish composer (Michael Flatley soundtracks), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 20 Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • May 20 Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
  • May 21 Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
  • May 22 Dana Williams, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 28 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • May 29 David Palmer, American musician and founding member of ABC (The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • May 29 Melissa Etheridge, American singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • Jun 2 John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)
  • Jun 2 Dez Cadena, American punk musician (Black Flag), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jun 4 El Debarge, American rocker (Debarge-All this Love), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jun 6 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Jun 6 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • Jun 7 Dave Catching, American musician
  • Jun 8 Keti Garbi, Greek pop singer (To Kati), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 10 Maxi Priest [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • Jun 10 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • Jun 10 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)

Person of interestBoy George

Jun 14 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jun 15 Kai Eckhardt, German musician (Garaj Mahal)
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
  • Jun 18 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England
  • Jun 21 Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • Jun 21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • Jun 21 Sascha Konietzko, German musician
  • Jun 22 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Somerville, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • Jun 23 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • Jun 24 Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The Word), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • Jun 26 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 3 Vince Clarke, English rock keyboardist (Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon
  • Jul 3 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • Jul 5 Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • Jul 8 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • Jul 8 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)

Person of interestToby Keith

Jul 8 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Sommotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • Jul 21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 21 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Jul 22 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • Jul 23 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 1 American televangelist Jim Bakker (21) marries Christian singer Tammy Faye (19)

Televangelist Jim Bakker
Televangelist
Jim Bakker

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • Jan 14 Henry Geehl, English composer, dies at 79
  • Jan 15 Francesco Maria Saraceni, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • Jan 16 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, dies at 54
  • Jan 21 John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
  • Feb 2 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 6 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 20 Percy Grainger, Australian-American concert pianist and composer (Hill Songs; Country Gardens), dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
  • Mar 3 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • Mar 6 George Formby, British singer and comedian, dies at 56
  • Mar 8 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Wilbur Sweatman, American ragtime and dixieland jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Jack Kane, orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
  • Apr 2 Wallingford Riegger, American composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Jesús Guridi, Spanish composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 12 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), dies at 50
  • Apr 21 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), dies at 57
  • Apr 29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • May 17 Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74
  • May 19 Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), dies at 91
  • May 29 Uuno Klami, Finnish composer (Psalmus; Kalevala Suite), dies of a heart attack while sailing at 60
  • Jul 6 Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), dies in a car accident at 25
  • Jul 8 Julián Bautista, Spanish composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 11 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, dies at 48
  • Jul 27 Theodore Chanler, American composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 8 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
  • Aug 14 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • Aug 17 Carlos Leon Salzedo, French born American composer and harpist, dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, dies at 54
  • Sep 21 Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
  • Oct 5 Don Barbour, American singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 34
  • Oct 19 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 1 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 26 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 3 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 8 William Beatton Moonie, Scottish composer (The Weird of Colbar; Echoes of Perthshire), dies at 71
  • Dec 16 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 16 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer, prima donna, dies at 93
  • Dec 24 Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76