December 1982 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 1 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 8 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • Dec 12 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • Dec 2 Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • Dec 3 Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 8 Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • Dec 9 Vincent Accardi, American guitarist Brand New
  • Dec 10 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • Dec 13 Anthony Callea, Australian singer/songwriter
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor
  • Dec 17 Onur Ozsu, Turkish music artist, born in Izmir
  • Dec 18 Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
  • Dec 19 Vincent Accardi, American musician
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
  • Dec 24 Robert Carmine, American singer
  • Dec 25 Shystie, British rapper-songwriter
  • Dec 27 James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • Dec 27 Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
  • Dec 29 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Quebec singer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • Dec 2 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Dec 8 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Dec 8 Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Philipp Jarnach, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 19 Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • Dec 23 Norman Dinnerstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84