On This Day

December 2000 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 22 Joshua Bassett, American actor and singer (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), born in Oceanside, California

Weddings in Music

Thalía

Dec 2 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

Madonna

Dec 22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland


Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs), dies at 78
  • Dec 18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), dies when run over by a power boat in the National Marine Park of Cozumel at 41
  • Dec 18 James Mitchell, American session baritone saxophonist (The Memphis Horns; Stax Records), dies at 69
  • Dec 19 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, dies at 90
  • Dec 19 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), dies at 68

Victor Borge

Dec 23 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, dies at 91

  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), dies of cancer at 65
  • Dec 26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Jack McVea, American swing jazz, and R&B clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, dies at 86
  • Dec 31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)