1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • Jan 1 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Jan 1 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • Jan 2 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • Jan 8 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 27 World premiere of Scott Joplin's rediscovered opera "Treemonisha" at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 31 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Feb 1 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 1 "Harvest" 4th studio album by Neil Young is released (best selling album US 1972)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Feb 13 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
  • Feb 13 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on the musical of the same name and starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, is released

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music releaseMusic Single

Feb 25 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Mar 5 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
  • Mar 11 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 13 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Mar 16 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are served with deportation papers
  • Mar 19 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
  • Mar 22 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Mar 25 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 25 America's LP "America" goes #1
  • Mar 25 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing "Apres toi" in Edinburgh
  • Mar 26 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • Mar 30 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • Mar 31 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
  • Apr 1 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 9 "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances
  • Apr 14 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 15 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • Apr 16 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 18 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Apr 19 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
  • May 1 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • May 12 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
  • May 14 14th Grammy Awards: It's Too Late, Carly Simon wins
  • May 15 "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • May 16 "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 164 performances
  • May 20 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • May 20 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • May 21 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • May 27 "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • May 27 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6
  • Jun 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jun 7 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

  • Jun 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Jul 1 "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • Jul 1 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
  • Jul 2 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • Jul 9 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)
  • Jul 18 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns
  • Jul 30 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances
  • Aug 5 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • Aug 12 "Funny Thing Happened..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 performances
  • Aug 12 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 1316 performances
  • Aug 18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 2 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 20 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
  • Sep 28 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall
  • Oct 1 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • Oct 2 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 8 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 9 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Oct 12 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Oct 13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • Oct 16 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 16 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up
  • Oct 19 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 21 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 21 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • Oct 21 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 23 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances
  • Oct 28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 16 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nov 19 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 19 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Nov 25 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 28 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 1 Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK
  • Dec 2 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 27 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 132

  • Jan 1 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Jan 2 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • Jan 3 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Jan 5 Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
  • Jan 6 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Jan 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jan 14 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • Jan 17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Jan 21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 21 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Jan 24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • Jan 24 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • Feb 1 Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 2 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • Feb 2 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 14 Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)

Person of interestRob Thomas

Feb 14 Rob Thomas, American lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty, born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

Person of interestBillie Joe Armstrong

Feb 17 Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Feb 17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • Feb 20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • Feb 21 Seo Taiji, Korean musician
  • Feb 23 Steve Holy, American country singer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 29 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • Mar 5 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • Mar 8 Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • Mar 15 Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
  • Mar 17 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
  • Mar 17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Mar 20 Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Apr 1 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • Apr 2 Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer (It's Chico Time), born in Bridgend, Wales
  • Apr 4 Jill Scott, American soul singer and songwriter (Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 4 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Falköping, Sweden
  • Apr 8 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
  • Apr 12 Şebnem Ferah, Turkish singer (Volvox), born in Yalova, Turkey
  • Apr 13 Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican-American reggae musician, son of Bob Marley, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 21 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • Apr 28 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestMike Dirnt

May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 19 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • May 21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • May 29 Stanislas Renoult, French singer
  • Jun 4 Nikka Costa, American singer
  • Jun 5 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • Jun 6 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • Jun 9 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 13 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Jun 17 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • Jun 19 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • Jun 25 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback), born in Hanna, Canada
  • Jun 26 Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 29 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • Jul 1 Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
  • Jul 4 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 6 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • Jul 6 Mark Gasser, British pianist
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • Jul 11 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • Jul 12 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • Jul 15 Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • Jul 16 Mindy Carson, American vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jul 20 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 2 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • Aug 5 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)

Person of interestGeri Horner

Aug 6 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Aug 8 Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 9 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • Aug 9 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 10 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Aug 12 Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
  • Aug 15 Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 16 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
  • Aug 18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • Aug 18 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Sep 6 Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • Sep 15 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • Sep 21 Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
  • Sep 21 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • Sep 23 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Sep 26 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill


Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 7 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • Jan 9 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • Jan 17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35

Person of interestMahalia Jackson

Jan 27 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jan 30 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 8 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 14 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • Feb 17 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • Feb 23 Michael Taube, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 1 Victor Babin, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 27 Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician, dies at 67
  • Apr 3 Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofe, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 3 Ferde Grofe, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • Apr 12 Henri Potiron, composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Phil King, rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling
  • May 3 Les Harvey, rocker, dies
  • May 5 [Reverend] Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • May 16 Maxime Dumoulin, composer, dies at 79
  • May 18 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer, dies at 53
  • May 18 Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten, American musician and songwriter (Crazy Horse, Rod Stewart- "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), dies of a methaqualone overdose at 29
  • May 30 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer, dies at 104
  • Jun 2 Franz Philipp, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 8 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
  • Jun 13 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • Jun 21 Seth Bingham, American composer, dies at 90
  • Jun 23 Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
  • Jul 3 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist, dies at 68
  • Jul 8 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • Jul 16 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 16 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Pavel Borkovek, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 24 Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • Jul 28 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • Aug 2 Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
  • Aug 2 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, dies at 95
  • Aug 7 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 9 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45
  • Aug 15 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 16 John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 23 Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 24 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 25 Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 1 May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 15 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (b. 1899)
  • Sep 27 Rory Storm, lead singer (Rory Storm & Hurricane), commits suicide
  • Sep 28 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 17 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 30 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • Nov 6 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • Nov 11 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • Nov 18 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 28 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), dies at 96
  • Nov 29 Carl Stalling, American film composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 2 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
  • Dec 3 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • Dec 5 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • Dec 15 Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75
  • Dec 17 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 29 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83