December 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 4 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • Dec 4 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Dec 4 David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 14 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 16 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
  • Dec 17 "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Sherri DuPree, American vocalist
  • Dec 4 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • Dec 10 Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
  • Dec 11 Yoh Miyamori, Japanese musician (Orange Range)
  • Dec 12 Katrina Elam, American singer
  • Dec 13 Matt Deis, American bassist
  • Dec 15 Ronnie Radke, American singer (Escape the Fate)
  • Dec 18 Steph Jones, American R&B singer
  • Dec 20 Adri├ín Varela, Mexican singer
  • Dec 29 Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • Dec 27 Walter Scott, rocker, dies
  • Dec 28 Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39