Deaths in Music in December 1982

  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • Dec 2 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Dec 8 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Dec 8 Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Philipp Jarnach, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 19 Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • Dec 23 Norman Dinnerstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84