On This Day

December 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 5 "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • Dec 8 "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances

Musical Finale

Dec 14 Scott Joplin's opera "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances

Music History

Dec 19 Ron Wood joined The Rolling Stones

  • Dec 21 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Dec 21 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
  • Dec 28 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • Dec 30 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Mickey Avalon [Yeshe Perl], American rapper, born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 3 Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép), born in Beregszász, Transcarpathia
  • Dec 13 Tom DeLonge, American guitarist (blink-182, Angels & Airwaves), born in Poway, California
  • Dec 14 Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer (Blue October)
  • Dec 16 Nawo Kawakita, Japanese heavy metal drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • Dec 16 Benjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian rock singer and songwriter (Billy Talent), born in Pierrefonds, Quebec
  • Dec 16 Jacob "Jake" Cinninger, American rock guitarist, and songwriter (Umphrey's McGee), born in Niles, Michigan
  • Dec 18 Sia [Furler], Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Titanium), born in Adalaide, Australia
  • Dec 19 Casual [Jon Owens], American rapper (Smash Rockwell), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 21 Paloma Herrera, Argentine ballet dancer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec 23 Yasmin Levy, Israeli Ladino singer, born in Baka, Jerusalem, Israel

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Nick Kenny, American columnist and songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 8 Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 9 Frank Signorelli, American jazz pianist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 74
  • Dec 11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), dies at 67
  • Dec 15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Dec 20 Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 31 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47