On This Day

December 2002 in Music

Events in Music


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Dec 27 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.


Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 23 Finn Wolfhard, Canadian actor and musician (Stranger Things, IT), born in Vancouver, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), dies at 61
  • Dec 9 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • Dec 11 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 80
  • Dec 13 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)
  • Dec 14 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • Dec 22 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50
  • Dec 31 Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist (Cutting Crew) (b. 1951)