Deaths in Music in December 1975

  • Dec 1 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 8 Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), dies at 67
  • Dec 15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Dec 20 Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 31 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47