December 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 13 Revival of Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances

Music History

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

  • 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 8 Jakub Józef Orliński, Polish operatic countertenor singer, and break-dancer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 9 LaFee [Christina Klein], German pop-rock singer, and actress, born in Büsbach, Germany
  • Dec 10 Teyana Taylor, American singer-songwriter, actress and TV personality (Teyana and Iman), born in New York City

JoJo [Joanna Levesque] (32 years old)

Dec 20 American pop singer-songwriter ("Too Little Too Late"; "Baby It's You"), born in Brattleboro, Vermont

  • Dec 21 Gianluca Buccellati, American record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Arlo Parks; Tei Shi,; White China), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 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

Rod Stewart

Dec 15 British singer Rod Stewart (45) weds American supermodel Rachel Hunter (21); divorce in 2006

Deaths in Music

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

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

  • Dec 6 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), dies from a heroin overdose at 42
  • Dec 7 Dee Clark, American pop singer ("Raindrops"), dies at 52
  • Dec 7 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte) and librettist, dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Pony Sherrell Metcalf, American singer, dies of heart attack at undisclosed age
  • Dec 18 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy; Garroway at Large), dies at 67
  • Dec 18 Paul Tortelier, French concert cellist, composer, and teacher, dies at 76
  • Dec 19 Massimo Amfiteatrof [Maksim Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian classical musician, known as 'the Cellists' Caruso', dies at 83
  • Dec 20 (William) Elmo Tanner, American big band singer, whistler (Ted Weems Orchestra - "Heartaches"), bandleader, and DJ, dies at 86
  • Dec 22 Cecil Effinger, American oboist, composer, and inventor of a music typewriter, dies at 76
  • Dec 28 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88