On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 1971

  • Dec 6 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Fred Guy, American jazz banjo player and guitarist (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra; Duke Ellington's Washingtonians), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Carlo Jachino, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 25 Byron Arnold, American composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 83
  • Dec 30 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60