December 1979 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 13 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
  • Dec 31 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • Dec 3 Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 7 Sara Bareilles, American singer
  • Dec 9 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • Dec 12 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist, born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • Dec 16 Mihai Tr─âistariu, Romanian singer
  • Dec 17 Ryan Key, American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard)
  • Dec 19 Kevin Devine, American musician
  • Dec 21 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 26 Chris Daughtry, American singer, born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Dec 26 Mzbel [Nana Akua Amoah], Ghanaian singer (16 Years, Saucy Girl), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Dec 28 Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly), born in Downers Grove, Illinois

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 4 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 23 Stevie Ray Vaughan (25) weds Lenora "Lenny" Bailey (div. 1988)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 30 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77