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December 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 13 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Dec 23 Comedy "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • Dec 30 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 9 LaFee, German singer, born in Büsbach, Germany
  • Dec 20 JoJo [Joanna Levesque], American pop singer-songwriter ("Too Little Too Late"; "Baby It's You"), born in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Dec 23 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 28 David Archuleta, American singer (American Idol runner-up), born in Miami, Florida

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Deaths in Music

Person of interestAaron Copland

Dec 2 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • Dec 6 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus) dies from a heroin overdose at 42
  • Dec 7 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
  • Dec 7 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
  • Dec 18 Paul Tortelier, French concert cellist, composer, and teacher, dies at 76
  • Dec 18 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 28 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88