Deaths in Music in December 1964

  • Dec 11 Sam Cooke, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), shot to death at 33
  • Dec 22 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • Dec 23 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73