On This Day

Events in Music in December 2016

  • Dec 2 Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36
  • Dec 7 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

KnightedKnighthood

Dec 30 British singer-songwriter Ray Davies, of The Kinks, is awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II