Deaths in Music in December 1967

  • Dec 8 John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
  • Dec 10 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
  • Dec 10 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • Dec 10 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 11 Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Victor De Sabata, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Richard Flury, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 29 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • Dec 30 Bert Berns, US songwriter/producer (Twist & Shout), dies at about 38