December 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Dec 1 Manuscript by Robert Schumann of his 2nd Symphony sells for $2.3M, a record for any 19th century work, at auction in London, England

Music History

Dec 1 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge, and later sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Music History

Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 4 Tony Kushner's drama "Angels in America: Millennium Approach" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 367 performances, and 4 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • Dec 4 Tony Kushner's drama "Angels in America: Perestroika" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 216 performances, and 3 Tony Awards

Billboard Music Awards

Dec 7 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

  • Dec 8 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per

Album Release

Dec 13 "The Hits" 2nd compilation album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)

  • Dec 15 Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard stage drama "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theate,r NYC; runs for 20 performances

Music History

Dec 16 Davy Jones (The Monkees), charged with DWI

  • Dec 18 Donald Margulies' comic play "What's Wrong With This Picture?" closes at Circle in Square, NYC, after 12 performances
  • Dec 18 Stand-up comedy revue "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 9 performances
  • Dec 22 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music History

Dec 28 American country singer Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Birthdays in Music

Lil BabyLil Baby (28 years old)

Dec 3 American rapper and singer-songwriter ("My Turn", "The Voice of the Heroes"), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Dec 5 Emily Marie Estefan, American music artist and daughter of Gloria & Emilio Estefan, born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 17 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter (The Naked Brothers Band), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Music

Richie Sambora

Dec 17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France; divorce in 2007

Celine Dion

Dec 17 Queen of Pop Céline Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • Dec 9 Garnett Silk [Garnet Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter (Hey Mama Africa; Greenline), dies in a house fire while trying to save his mother at 28
  • Dec 9 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • Dec 10 George van Renesse, Dutch concert pianist and music director, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 14 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, dies at 75
  • Dec 15 Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • Dec 15 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, dies at 99
  • Dec 16 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, dies of leukemia at 60
  • Dec 19 Noel Pointer, American jazz violinist and record producer, dies of a stoke at 39
  • Dec 23 Charles Shirley, American big band jazz arranger (Stan Kenton; Les Elgart), and alcoholism counselor, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Dec 24 Buddy Ace, [Jimmie Lee Land] American Texas blues singer, dies of a heart attack while performing at 57
  • Dec 24 Nathan I. Daniel, American inventor (Danelectric and Silvertone guitars), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Dec 29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58