December 1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • 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

  • Dec 9 Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • Dec 10 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • Dec 10 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • Dec 12 Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Dec 14 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
  • Dec 18 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • Dec 20 Anders Odden, Norwegian musician
  • Dec 21 Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer
  • Dec 25 Josh Freese, American drummer
  • Dec 27 Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • Dec 29 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
  • Dec 31 Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)

Deaths in Music

  • 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