On This Day

December 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 26 "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestTyler Joseph

Dec 1 Tyler Joseph, American singer-songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), born in Columbus, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter Tyler Joseph
Tyler Joseph
  • Dec 14 Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress (High School Musical), born in Salinas, California
  • Dec 14 Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper and actress (Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • Dec 23 Eri Kamei, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Dec 30 Leon Jackson, Scottish singer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Dec 6 Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • Dec 8 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
  • Dec 16 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV and AIDS at 41
  • Dec 22 Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
  • Dec 26 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, dies at 91