December 1969 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 6 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 6 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 18 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • Dec 19 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • Dec 20 Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Bill Steer, British guitarist

Person of interestJay-Z

Dec 4 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Dec 13 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 24 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 30 Jay Kay, English musician (Jamiroquai)

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 17 50m TV viewers watch singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on "The Tonight Show"

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • Dec 4 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 8 Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 10 Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69