December 1970 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • Dec 18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • Dec 27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • Dec 28 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • Dec 31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve The Beatles

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • Dec 9 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
  • Dec 14 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • Dec 14 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
  • Dec 18 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Dec 18 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper and actor [..And Then There Was X], born in Mount Vernon, New York,
  • Dec 19 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter
  • Dec 26 James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
  • Dec 29 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • Dec 29 Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 24 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, dies at 41
  • Dec 31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91