December 1967 in Music

Events in Music


MurderAssassination Attempt

Dec 3 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Dec 7 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • Dec 7 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Dec 8 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK

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Dec 9 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Dec 11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group - Grapefruit
  • Dec 15 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • Dec 20 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull

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Dec 25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 27 Leonard Cohen releases his debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" on Columbia Records

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Dec 30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Dec 31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 RenĂ© Shuman, [Shumans], rockabilly-bandleader/singer
  • Dec 5 Gary Allan, American country musician
  • Dec 6 Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
  • Dec 11 DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A)
  • Dec 12 Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
  • Dec 12 Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer

Person of interestJamie Foxx

Dec 13 Jamie Foxx, American actor (Ray, In Living Color) comedian and musician, born in Terrell, Texas

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • Dec 17 Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and musician
  • Dec 22 Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
  • Dec 23 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer-songwriter, born in Turin, Italy
  • Dec 27 Niels Meijer, Dutch rock keyboardist (Bob Color)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
  • Dec 10 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
  • Dec 10 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • Dec 10 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 11 Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Victor De Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (II Macigno), dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Richard Flury, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 29 Paul Whiteman, American orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • Dec 30 Bert Berns, US songwriter/producer (Twist & Shout), dies at about 38