On This Day

December 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • 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

Music History

Dec 29 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica


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 [Michael Scala], Italian-American rapper and producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Dec 3 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Keri Hilson, American singer and songwriter (The Way I Are), born in Decatur, Georgia

Nicki Minaj

Dec 8 <a href="/people/nicki-minaj">Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

  • Dec 8 Chrisette Michele [Payne], American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("Be OK"; "Epiphany"), born in Central Islip, New York,
  • Dec 9 Vincent Accardi, American rock guitarist (Brand New), born in Wantagh, New York
  • Dec 10 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ, born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • Dec 13 Anthony Callea, Australian singer and songwriter, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor, born in London
  • Dec 17 Onur Ozsu, Turkish music artist, born in Izmir
  • Dec 18 Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer & actor, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Dec 24 Robert Schwartzman, American actor & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 25 Shystie [Chanel Cali], British rapper-songwriter, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • Dec 27 Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
  • Dec 29 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Québécois singer, born in Québec, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, American composer, dies on her 81st birthday
  • Dec 2 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Dec 2 Isador Goodman, South African-Australian composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 8 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Dec 9 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • Dec 9 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, Hammond organ player, and bandleader, dies at 55
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Leonid Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Dec 17 Philipp Jarnach, French pianist, composer, and music educator (Hamburg Music Academy, 1949-70), dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Tibor de Machula, Hungarian-Dutch cellist, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 19 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Artur Rubinstein, Polish-American concert pianist, dies in Geneva at 95
  • Dec 20 Milan Ristić, Serbian composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Dec 28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84