December 1962 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 8 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 15 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 weeks

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Dec 17 Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)
  • Dec 18 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Dec 26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • Dec 6 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
  • Dec 8 Marty Friedman, American guitarist
  • Dec 11 Curtis Williams, rocker
  • Dec 11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian-born composer
  • Dec 11 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer
  • Dec 18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • Dec 21 Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Dec 24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 Darren Wharton, British Keyboardist (Thin Lizzy and Dare)
  • Dec 28 Rachel Z, American pianist
  • Dec 30 Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 7 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • Dec 13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)
  • Dec 20 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75