December 1993 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
  • Dec 5 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

  • Dec 9 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • Dec 12 "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 12 "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • Dec 12 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
  • Dec 13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • Dec 16 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 19 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 27 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
  • Dec 30 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 30 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • Dec 5 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), commits suicide using a pistol at 32
  • Dec 10 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), dies at 91
  • Dec 18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • Dec 30 Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81