On This Day

December 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 13 "Beyoncé" 5th studio album by Beyoncé is released

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Dec 17 Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, dies at 93
  • Dec 23 Ricky Lawson, American musician, dies at 59
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Piano), dies from cancer at 81