December 1971 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 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 19 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 16 Michael S McCary, [Boss], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 16 Paul van Dyk, German DJ
  • Dec 18 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • Dec 21 Mathieu Chedid, French musician
  • Dec 21 Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X's)
  • Dec 23 Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter

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
  • Dec 25 Noel Hogan, musician (Cranberries)

Person of interestDido

Dec 25 Dido, Kensington, pop singer and rap/dance music vocalist (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel'), born in London, England

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 23 Carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 25 Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 30 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60