December 2017 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Dec 4 New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Dec 9 Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 5 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," dies from lung cancer at 74
  • Dec 7 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), dies from ill health at 62