On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 1977

  • Dec 5 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42
  • Dec 16 Benny de Weille, German swing jazz clarinetist and bandleader, dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 26 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, dies at 53