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December 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 15 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • Dec 19 Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart

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Dec 20 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 26 "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Teairra Marí, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 7 Aaron Carter, American singer, rapper and songwriter, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 11 Natalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer, born in Chișinău, Moldova
  • Dec 18 Ayaka, Japanese singer
  • Dec 26 Adam Walker, British flautist, born in Redingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Dec 26 Carolina Eyck, German-Sorbian Theremin player and composer (Elegies for Theremin & Voice), born in Berlin, Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 5 "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
  • Dec 10 Jascha Heifetz, Russian violinist, dies at 86
  • Dec 12 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • Dec 12 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, dies at 47
  • Dec 22 Leonidas Zoras, Greek conductor and composer, dies at 82