December 1995 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 3 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Dec 6 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

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Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 7 American rock band The Grateful Dead break up
  • Dec 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • Dec 17 "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Dec 20 "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances

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Dec 31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 31 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Dec 31 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • Dec 31 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Dec 31 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 31 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Joy Gruttmann, German singer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 [Schaff] Claire Polin, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 10 Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
  • Dec 11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, dies at 95
  • Dec 13 Nancy LaMott, American singer, dies of cancer at 43
  • Dec 14 Don Anthony, bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85
  • Dec 15 James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88
  • Dec 16 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at 85
  • Dec 18 Brian Brockless, English organist (b. 1926)
  • Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Nikolai [Nicolas Leonidovich] Slonimsky, musicologist, dies at 101
  • Dec 27 Shura Cherkassky, pianist, dies at 86