On This Day

December 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

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Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 15 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances

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

Singer Davy Jones
Davy Jones
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 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

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

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Lil Baby [Dominique Armani Jones] American rapper and singer-songwriter (My Turn), 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • Dec 8 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • Dec 9 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • Dec 9 Garnett Silk [Garnet Damion Smith], Jamacian reggae musician, dies in a fire at 28
  • Dec 10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/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, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • Dec 23 Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Buddy Ace, American Texas blues singer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Dec 24 Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
  • Dec 29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58