On This Day

December 2001 in Music History

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestBillie Eilish

Dec 18 Billie Eilish, American singer-songwriter (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 31 Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Singer Prince Rogers Nelson (43) weds Manuela Testolini


Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • Dec 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • Dec 15 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • Dec 18 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • Dec 29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)