On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 1957

  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, American composer ("The Good Soldier Schweik"), dies of leukemia at 35
  • Dec 20 Walter Page, American jazz double bassist, baritone saxophonist, tuba player, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie Orchestra), dies at 57
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, English viola palyer and composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 21 Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love") (d. 2020)
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, dies at 53