December Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musicians and singers who died in December

November Died on December 1 January

 
Lee Dorsey was
61 years 11 months 8 days old when he died on 1 December 1986, 31 years ago
Lee would be 92 if still alive. He was born on 24 December 1924
 
Ray Gillen was
34 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 1 December 1993, 24 years ago
Ray would be 58 if still alive. He was born on 12 May 1959

November Died on December 2 January

 
Michael Hedges was
43 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 2 December 1997, 20 years ago
Michael would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 31 December 1953
 
Odetta Holmes was
77 years 11 months 2 days old when she died on 2 December 2008, 9 years ago
Odetta would be 86 if still alive. She was born on 31 December 1930
 
Eric Woolfson was
64 years 8 months 14 days old when he died on 2 December 2009, 8 years ago
Eric would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 18 March 1945
 
Bobby Keys was
70 years 11 months 15 days old when he died on 2 December 2014, 3 years ago
Bobby would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 18 December 1943

November Died on December 3 January

 
Ian McLagan was
69 years 6 months 21 days old when he died on 3 December 2014, 3 years ago
Ian would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 12 May 1945
 
Scott Weiland was
48 years 1 month 6 days old when he died on 3 December 2015, 2 years ago
Scott would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 27 October 1967

November Died on December 4 January

 
Tommy Bolin was
25 years 4 months 3 days old when he died on 4 December 1976, 41 years ago
Tommy would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 1 August 1951
 
Frank Zappa was
52 years 11 months 14 days old when he died on 4 December 1993, 24 years ago
Frank would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 21 December 1940
 
Hubert Sumlin was
80 years 18 days old when he died on 4 December 2011, 6 years ago
Hubert would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 16 November 1931

November Died on December 5 January

 
Dave Brubeck was
91 years 11 months 30 days old when he died on 5 December 2012, 5 years ago
Dave would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 6 December 1920
 
Johnny Hallyday was
74 years 5 months 20 days old when he died on 5 December 2017
Johnny would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 15 June 1943

November Died on December 6 January

 
Lead Belly was
61 years 10 months 16 days old when he died on 6 December 1949, 68 years ago
Lead would be 129 if still alive. He was born on 20 January 1888
 
Roy Orbison was
52 years 7 months 13 days old when he died on 6 December 1988, 29 years ago
Roy would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 23 April 1936
 
Dobie Gray was
71 years 4 months 10 days old when he died on 6 December 2011, 6 years ago
Dobie would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 26 July 1940
 
Ed Cassidy was
89 years 7 months 2 days old when he died on 6 December 2012, 5 years ago
Ed would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 4 May 1923
 
Huw Lloyd-Langton was
61 years 10 months old when he died on 6 December 2012, 5 years ago
Huw would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 6 February 1951

November Died on December 7 January

 
Greg Lake was
69 years 27 days old when he died on 7 December 2016
Greg would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 10 November 1947

November Died on December 8 January

 
Gary Thain was
27 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 8 December 1975, 42 years ago
Gary would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 15 May 1948
 
John Lennon was
40 years 1 month 29 days old when he died on 8 December 1980, 37 years ago
John would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 9 October 1940
 
Dimebag Darrell Abbot was
38 years 3 months 18 days old when he died on 8 December 2004, 13 years ago
Dimebag Darrell would be 51 if still alive. He was born on 20 August 1966

November Died on December 9 January

 
Mike Botts was
61 years 1 day old when he died on 9 December 2005, 12 years ago
Mike would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 8 December 1944

November Died on December 10 January

 
Otis Redding was
26 years 3 months 1 day old when he died on 10 December 1967, 50 years ago
Otis would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 9 September 1941
 
Rick Danko was
55 years 11 months 12 days old when he died on 10 December 1999, 18 years ago
Rick would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 29 December 1943
 
Bill Deal was
59 years 5 months 2 days old when he died on 10 December 2003, 14 years ago
Bill would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 8 July 1944
 
Jim Hall was
83 years 6 days old when he died on 10 December 2013, 4 years ago
Jim would be 87 if still alive. He was born on 4 December 1930

November Died on December 11 January

 
Sam Cooke was
33 years 10 months 19 days old when he died on 11 December 1964, 53 years ago
Sam would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 22 January 1931
 
Ravi Shankar was
92 years 8 months 4 days old when he died on 11 December 2012, 5 years ago
Ravi would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 7 April 1920
 
Dawn Sears was
53 years 4 days old when she died on 11 December 2014, 3 years ago
Dawn would be 56 if still alive. She was born on 7 December 1961
 
Valerie Gell was
71 years 3 months 27 days old when she died on 11 December 2016
Valerie would be 72 if still alive. She was born on 14 August 1945

November Died on December 12 January

 
Ian Stewart was
47 years 4 months 24 days old when he died on 12 December 1985, 32 years ago
Ian would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 18 July 1938
 
Ike Turner was
76 years 1 month 7 days old when he died on 12 December 2007, 10 years ago
Ike would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 5 November 1931
 
Jim Lowe was
93 years 7 months 5 days old when he died on 12 December 2016
Jim would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 7 May 1923
 
Pat DiNizio was
62 years 2 months old when he died on 12 December 2017
Pat would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 12 October 1955

November Died on December 13 January

 
Zal Yanovsky was
57 years 11 months 25 days old when he died on 13 December 2002, 15 years ago
Zal would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1944
 
Homesick James was
96 years 7 months 13 days old when he died on 13 December 2006, 11 years ago
Homesick James would be 107 if still alive. He was born on 30 April 1910
 
Stuart 'Woolly' Wolstenholme was
63 years 7 months 28 days old when he died on 13 December 2010, 7 years ago
Stuart would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 15 April 1947

November Died on December 14 January

 
Kurt Winter was
51 years 8 months 12 days old when he died on 14 December 1997, 20 years ago
Kurt would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 2 April 1946
 
Billie Jo Spears was
74 years 11 months old when she died on 14 December 2011, 6 years ago
Billie would be 80 if still alive. She was born on 14 January 1937

November Died on December 15 January

 
Fats Waller was
39 years 6 months 24 days old when he died on 15 December 1943, 74 years ago on this day
Fats would be 113 if still alive. He was born on 21 May 1904
 
Glenn Miller was
40 years 9 months 14 days old when he died on 15 December 1944, 73 years ago on this day
Glenn would be 113 if still alive. He was born on 1 March 1904
 
Davey Graham was
68 years 19 days old when he died on 15 December 2008, 9 years ago on this day
Davey would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 26 November 1940

November Died on December 16 January

 
Nicolette Larson was
45 years 4 months 29 days old when she died on 16 December 1997, 20 years ago
Nicolette would be 65 if still alive. She was born on 17 July 1952
 
Stuart Adamson was
43 years 8 months 5 days old when he died on 16 December 2001, 16 years ago
Stuart would be 59 if still alive. He was born on 11 April 1958
 
Dan Fogelberg was
56 years 4 months 3 days old when he died on 16 December 2007, 10 years ago
Dan would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 13 August 1951

November Died on December 17 January

 
Denis Payton was
63 years 4 months 6 days old when he died on 17 December 2006, 11 years ago
Denis would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 11 August 1943
 
Captain Beefheart was
69 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 17 December 2010, 7 years ago
Captain would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 15 January 1941

November Died on December 18 January

 
Kirsty MacColl was
41 years 2 months 8 days old when she died on 18 December 2000, 17 years ago
Kirsty would be 58 if still alive. She was born on 10 October 1959
 
Clifford T Ward was
57 years 10 months 8 days old when he died on 18 December 2001, 16 years ago
Clifford would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 10 February 1944

November Died on December 19 January

 
Michael Clarke was
47 years 6 months 16 days old when he died on 19 December 1993, 24 years ago
Michael would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1946
 
Jimmy Rogers was
73 years 6 months 16 days old when he died on 19 December 1997, 20 years ago
Jimmy would be 93 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1924

November Died on December 20 January

 
Bobby Darin was
37 years 7 months 6 days old when he died on 20 December 1973, 44 years ago
Bobby would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 14 May 1936
 
James Gurley was
69 years 11 months 29 days old when he died on 20 December 2009, 8 years ago
James would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 22 December 1939
 
Jimmy McCracklin was
91 years 4 months 7 days old when he died on 20 December 2012, 5 years ago
Jimmy would be 96 if still alive. He was born on 13 August 1921

November Died on December 21 January

 
Albert King was
69 years 7 months 26 days old when he died on 21 December 1992, 25 years ago
Albert would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 25 April 1923
 
Kex Gorin was
58 years 11 months 20 days old when he died on 21 December 2007, 10 years ago
Kex would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 1 January 1949
 
Lee Dorman was
70 years 3 months 6 days old when he died on 21 December 2012, 5 years ago
Lee would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 15 September 1942

November Died on December 22 January

 
Joe Strummer was
50 years 4 months 1 day old when he died on 22 December 2002, 15 years ago
Joe would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 21 August 1952
 
Mick Cocks was
54 years 11 months 11 days old when he died on 22 December 2009, 8 years ago
Mick would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 11 January 1955
 
Joe Cocker was
70 years 7 months 2 days old when he died on 22 December 2014, 3 years ago
Joe would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 20 May 1944

November Died on December 23 January

 
Eddie Hazel was
42 years 8 months 13 days old when he died on 23 December 1992, 25 years ago
Eddie would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 10 April 1950
 
Hank Mizell was
69 years 1 month 14 days old when he died on 23 December 1992, 25 years ago
Hank would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 9 November 1923
 
Victor Borge was
91 years 11 months 20 days old when he died on 23 December 2000, 17 years ago
Victor would be 108 if still alive. He was born on 3 January 1909
 
Oscar Peterson was
82 years 4 months 8 days old when he died on 23 December 2007, 10 years ago
Oscar would be 92 if still alive. He was born on 15 August 1925

November Died on December 24 January

 
Bobby LaKind was
47 years 1 month 21 days old when he died on 24 December 1992, 25 years ago
Bobby would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 3 November 1945
 
Nick Massi was
65 years 3 months 5 days old when he died on 24 December 2000, 17 years ago
Nick would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 19 September 1935
 
Tim Hart was
61 years 11 months 15 days old when he died on 24 December 2009, 8 years ago
Tim would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 9 January 1948
 
Rick Parfitt was
68 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 24 December 2016
Rick would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 12 October 1948

November Died on December 25 January

 
Dean Martin was
78 years 6 months 18 days old when he died on 25 December 1995, 22 years ago
Dean would be 100 if still alive. He was born on 7 June 1917
 
Bryan MacLean was
52 years 3 months old when he died on 25 December 1998, 19 years ago
Bryan would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 25 September 1946
 
James Brown was
73 years 7 months 22 days old when he died on 25 December 2006, 11 years ago
James would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 3 May 1933
 
Eartha Kitt was
81 years 11 months 8 days old when she died on 25 December 2008, 9 years ago
Eartha would be 90 if still alive. She was born on 17 January 1927
 
Vic Chesnutt was
45 years 1 month 13 days old when he died on 25 December 2009, 8 years ago
Vic would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 12 November 1964
 
Jim Sherwood was
69 years 7 months 17 days old when he died on 25 December 2011, 6 years ago
Jim would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 8 May 1942
 
George Michael was
53 years 6 months old when he died on 25 December 2016
George would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 25 June 1963

November Died on December 26 January

 
Curtis Mayfield was
57 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 26 December 1999, 18 years ago
Curtis would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1942
 
Teena Marie was
54 years 9 months 21 days old when she died on 26 December 2010, 7 years ago
Teena would be 61 if still alive. She was born on 5 March 1956
 
Fontella Bass was
72 years 5 months 23 days old when she died on 26 December 2012, 5 years ago
Fontella would be 77 if still alive. She was born on 3 July 1940

November Died on December 27 January

 
Bob Luman was
41 years 8 months 12 days old when he died on 27 December 1978, 39 years ago
Bob would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 15 April 1937
 
Delaney Bramlett was
69 years 5 months 26 days old when he died on 27 December 2008, 9 years ago
Delaney would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 1 July 1939
 
Stevie Wright was
68 years 7 days old when he died on 27 December 2015, 2 years ago
Stevie would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 20 December 1947

November Died on December 28 January

 
Freddie King was
42 years 3 months 25 days old when he died on 28 December 1976, 41 years ago
Freddie would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 3 September 1934
 
Dennis Wilson was
39 years 24 days old when he died on 28 December 1983, 34 years ago
Dennis would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 4 December 1944
 
Lemmy was
70 years 4 days old when he died on 28 December 2015, 2 years ago
Lemmy would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 24 December 1945
 
John Bradbury was
62 years 10 months 12 days old when he died on 28 December 2015, 2 years ago
John would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 16 February 1953
 
Debbie Reynolds was
84 years 8 months 27 days old when she died on 28 December 2016
Debbie would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 1 April 1932

November Died on December 29 January

 
Tim Hardin was
39 years 6 days old when he died on 29 December 1980, 37 years ago
Tim would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 23 December 1941

November Died on December 30 January

 
Clarence Satchell was
55 years 8 months 15 days old when he died on 30 December 1995, 22 years ago
Clarence would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 15 April 1940
 
Bobby Farrell was
61 years 2 months 24 days old when he died on 30 December 2010, 7 years ago
Bobby would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 6 October 1949

November Died on December 31 January

 
Ricky Nelson was
45 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 31 December 1985, 32 years ago
Ricky would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 8 May 1940
 
Floyd Cramer was
64 years 2 months 4 days old when he died on 31 December 1997, 20 years ago
Floyd would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 27 October 1933
 
Natalie Cole was
65 years 10 months 25 days old when she died on 31 December 2015, 2 years ago
Natalie would be 67 if still alive. She was born on 6 February 1950