December 1965 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • Dec 4 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • Dec 6 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers in Sotouboua Togo, kills 125
  • Dec 10 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Dec 11 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 11 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Dec 12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
  • Dec 14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • Dec 18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances

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Dec 26 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 29 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • Dec 5 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • Dec 5 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
  • Dec 10 J Mascis, American musician
  • Dec 18 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • Dec 19 Chuckii Booker, rocker
  • Dec 21 Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Dec 24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter
  • Dec 29 Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 10 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Tito Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76
  • Dec 21 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 29 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79