On This Day

December 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • Dec 3 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom
  • 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

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & The Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 The Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Chantal Chamberland, Canadian jazz guitarist & vocalist (The Other Woman), born in Quebec
  • Dec 4 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • Dec 5 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 5 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician (Under Mi Sleng Teng), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 8 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • Dec 10 (Joseph) "J" Mascis, American rock singer and guitarist (Dinosaur Jr), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Dec 18 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • Dec 19 (Eugene) Chuckii Booker, American R&B musician, songwriter, and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Gabrielle Glaser, American musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Dec 24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 (Bryan) "Dexter" Holland, American rock singer-songwriter (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 10 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Hermann Sandby, Danish cellist & composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • Dec 21 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 29 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • Dec 29 Kōsaku Yamada, Japanese composer (Nagauta Symphony), and conductor, dies of a heart attack at 79