December 1984 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 3 "Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by Band Aid is released in the UK

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Dec 11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
  • Dec 20 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 22 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 31 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Sam Hunt, American country pop singer (Take Your Time), born in Cedartown, Georgia
  • Dec 15 Joshua Third, British Guitarist in The Horrors.
  • Dec 20 David Tavaré, Spanish singer
  • Dec 22 Basshunter [Jonas Erik Altberg], Swedish record producer and DJ (Now You're Gone), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • Dec 25 Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 25 Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 27 Pleasure P, American R&B Singer. Former member of Pretty Ricky (band)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • Dec 9 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • Dec 15 Jan Peerce, [Perelmuth], operatic tenor, dies at 80 following a stroke
  • Dec 19 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 29 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84