1973 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Jan 8 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 13 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jan 14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 14 "Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 30 Rock band Kiss plays their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens, NY
  • Feb 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 3 Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
  • Feb 4 "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • Feb 6 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 The Stooges release their 3rd album "Raw Power"

Rocker Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
  • Feb 13 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 19 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • Feb 25 Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 26 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 1 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 1 Pink Floyd release their album "Dark Side of the Moon", since sold over 45 million copies

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Mar 3 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • Mar 4 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • Mar 13 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • Mar 18 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Mar 27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Apr 7 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 19 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 4 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • May 12 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • May 13 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • May 17 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • May 19 "Daisy A Day" by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • May 19 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • May 20 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • May 26 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
  • May 26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • May 26 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31

  • May 26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres
  • Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
  • Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"
  • Jun 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 17 Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Singer Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
  • Jun 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • Jun 26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • Jul 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 2 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • Jul 15 Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks then attempts suicide
  • Jul 25 George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album
  • Jul 29 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton
  • Aug 6 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma
  • Aug 9 Guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell quit the Wings group founded by Paul McCartney
  • Aug 18 Drummer Gene Krupa plays for the final time with the Benny Goodman Quartet
  • Aug 19 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • Aug 25 Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
  • Aug 28 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • Aug 28 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 28 "Let's Get It On" 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • Aug 28 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • Sep 5 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Sep 16 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Sep 22 "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • Sep 27 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
  • Sep 29 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • Sep 29 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 5 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 15 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • Oct 18 "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • Oct 18 Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 24 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • Oct 26 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
  • Nov 1 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Nov 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
  • Nov 10 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th String Quartet premieres

  • Nov 13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • Nov 14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • Nov 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
  • Dec 5 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run" in the US
  • Dec 7 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Band on the Run" in the UK
  • Dec 8 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • Dec 9 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Dec 19 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 119

  • Jan 5 Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • Jan 9 Sean Paul, Jamaican dancehall singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 12 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay), born in Hampton, Massachusetts
  • Jan 12 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Jan 12 Hande Yener, Turkish singer, born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jan 18 Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter & guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Jan 19 Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist, born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 1 Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
  • Feb 2 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Feb 5 Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
  • Feb 11 Ethan Iverson, US pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Feb 21 Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
  • Feb 21 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
  • Feb 23 Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Huskvarna, Sweden
  • Feb 24 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 25 Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
  • Feb 25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • Feb 27 Roderick "Pooh" Clark, American R&B singer (High-5)
  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 7 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • Mar 8 Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Mar 10 John LeCompt, American guitarist
  • Mar 13 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer
  • Mar 25 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • Mar 30 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Apr 3 Kelly Price, American R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestPharrell Williams

Apr 5 Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland

Person of interestAdrien Brody

Apr 14 Adrien Brody, American actor (The Pianist, The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 14 David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
  • Apr 16 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • Apr 25 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
  • Apr 30 Akon, American R&B Singer
  • May 7 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • May 14 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • May 17 Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter
  • May 17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • May 24 Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
  • May 29 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer
  • Jun 13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • Jun 14 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • Jun 20 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • Jun 23 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • Jun 26 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • Jun 26 Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Jul 4 Gackt, Japanese singer
  • Jul 5 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Jul 5 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • Jul 11 Andrew Bird, American musician
  • Jul 15 John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
  • Jul 17 Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
  • Jul 19 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • Jul 22 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • Jul 23 Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • Jul 25 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 27 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 29 Wanya Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Jul 30 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • Jul 31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 8 Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • Aug 14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • Aug 22 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 28 DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • Aug 29 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 1 J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • Sep 3 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • Sep 5 Paddy Considine, English actor and musician, born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Sep 13 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 18 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Sep 23 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
  • Sep 26 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • Sep 27 Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake)
  • Sep 28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • Sep 29 Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
  • Oct 2 Lene, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
  • Oct 9 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 9 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • Oct 11 Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit), born in Middle River, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Brendan B. Brown (BBB), American musician (Wheatus), born in Northport, New York
  • Oct 15 Dax Riggs, American musician (Acid Bath), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 19 Laurent Brancowitz [Mazzalai], French guitarist (Phoenix), born in Versailles, France
  • Oct 21 Lera Auerbach, Russian composer
  • Oct 21 Charlie Lowell, American Musician
  • Nov 3 Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 3 Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 31 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 2 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 16 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
  • Apr 29 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, dies at 82
  • May 6 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • May 21 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
  • May 28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • Jun 8 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 13 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 18 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 22 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 29 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57
  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Elizabeth "Betty" Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • Aug 24 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 6 William Henry Harris, English composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 17 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 19 Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
  • Sep 20 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Sep 23 Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 6 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Gene Krupa, US jazz and swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • Oct 22 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • Oct 29 Heathcote Dicken Statham, English composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 11 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), dies from emphysema at 48
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Dec 3 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 14 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 15 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 17 Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), dies at 64
  • Dec 20 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), dies of a heart attack at 37
  • Dec 22 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101