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December 1971 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 Galt MacDermot and John Guare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Dec 7 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
  • Dec 18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • Dec 19 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor, born in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 16 Michael McCary, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 16 Paul van Dyk {Mattias Paul], German DJ, and record producer, born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • Dec 18 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • Dec 21 Matthieu Chedid, French musician, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Dec 21 Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X's), born in Brownsville, Tennessee
  • Dec 23 Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Person of interestRicky Martin

Dec 24 Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer (Menudo) and actor (General Hospital), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin
  • Dec 24 Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 25 Noel Hogan, Irish musician (Cranberries), born in Moyross, Ireland

Person of interestDido

Dec 25 Dido [Florian O'Malley Armstrong], English pop singer (No Angel; Eminem's "Stan"), born in London, England

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 23 Carlo Jachino, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 25 Byron Arnold, American composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 83
  • Dec 30 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60