On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 2015

  • Dec 3 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • Dec 3 Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson, Jamaican ska and reggae session keyboard player, and band leader ("The Liquidator"), dies at 81
  • Dec 4 Rodney Milne [Blumer], British opera critic (Opera magazine, 1971-99), musicologist, and libretto translator, dies at 79
  • Dec 8 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • Dec 8 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), dies at 91
  • Dec 16 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), dies at 91
  • Dec 18 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, dies of cancer at 56
  • Dec 19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • Dec 22 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), dies at 70
  • Dec 24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63
  • Dec 28 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), dies from terminal illness at 70
  • Dec 28 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), commits suicide at 51
  • Dec 28 John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), dies at 62

Natalie Cole

Dec 31 Natalie Cole, American pop vocalist ('Pink Cadillac"; "Miss You Like Crazy"), dies at 65