On This Day

December 2007 in Music History

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 8 Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough (34) weds longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello at St. James Cathedral in Orlando, Florida

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 23 "Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

LovePerson of Interest

Dec 31 Actress Billie Piper (25) marries fellow actor Laurence Fox (29)

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 20 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 26 years of marriage

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • Dec 5 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 5 Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 10 Robert Moevs, American composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 11 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • Dec 12 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in Love), dies of cocaine overdose at 76
  • Dec 16 Dan Fogelberg, American rocker (Same Old Lang Syne), dies at 56
  • Dec 16 Harald Genzmer, German composer, dies at 98
  • Dec 22 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), dies at 86

Person of interestOscar Peterson

Dec 23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Dec 25 Mighty King Kong, Kenyan reggae musician. (b. 1973)
  • Dec 25 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), dies at 81
  • Dec 26 Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • Dec 28 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)