December 1968 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 1 Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to No. 1 in the US

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Dec 26 Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge
  • Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
  • Dec 28 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
  • Dec 3 Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
  • Dec 9 Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
  • Dec 23 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
  • Dec 24 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, dies at 84
  • Dec 31 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Dec 31 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, dies at 74