Deaths in Music in December 1980

  • Dec 7 Darby Crash, American Punk rocker (Germs), dies of an overdose at 22

Person of interestJohn Lennon

Dec 8 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Dec 24 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 24 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • Dec 25 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
  • Dec 29 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39