December 1980 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Two months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin announces they will disband

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham

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Dec 8 Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • Dec 13 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
  • Dec 10 Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • Dec 10 Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
  • Dec 14 Frankie J, American singer
  • Dec 14 Tata Young, Thai-American singer
  • Dec 15 Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 18 Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants), born in Staten Island, New York

  • Dec 24 Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
  • Dec 27 Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist
  • Dec 30 Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 7 Darby Crash, American Punk rocker (Germs), dies of an overdose at 22

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 8 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Dec 24 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 24 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • Dec 25 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
  • Dec 29 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39