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December 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

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Dec 6 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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Dec 23 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti song cycle in Leningrad

  • Dec 30 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
  • Dec 31 Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 David Ludwig, American composer
  • Dec 7 Nicole Appleton, English-Canadian singer (All Saints), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Dec 8 Cristian Castro, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dec 8 Nick Zinner, American guitarist (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Massachusetts
  • Dec 9 Canibus [Germaine Williams], American rapper, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 10 Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
  • Dec 13 Nicholas McCarthy, German-English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand), born in Blackpool, England
  • Dec 17 Sam Loeffler, American rock drummer (Chevelle - "The Red"; "Jar"), born in Grayslake, Illinois
  • Dec 18 Euroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • Dec 19 Mikko "Mige" Paananen, Finnish rock bassist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Dec 20 Die, Japanese rock guitarist (Dir en grey), born in Mie, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 8 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 15 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 20 André Jolivet, French composer (Jeune France, Mana), dies at 69
  • Dec 26 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 26 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), dies of heart disease at 59
  • Dec 26 Knudåge Riisager, Danish composer (director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1956-67), dies at 77