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Old December 2nd, 2009, 07:48 AM   #101

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2 December

in 1899, English conductor Sir John Barbirolli was born in London

in 1923, Greek-American soprano Maria Callas was born in New York City

in 1931, French composer Vincent d'Indy died in Paris at the age of 80

in 1990, American composer Aaron Copland died in North Tarrytown, NY at the age of 90
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3 December

in 1596, cello and violin craftsman Nicola Amati was born in Cremona, Italy

in 1883, Austrian composer Anton Webern was born in Vienna

in 1883, world class music school Oberlin College in Ohio, started classes as the first coed institution of higher learning in the United States

in 1942, Swedish composer Wilhelm Olof Peterson-Berger died in Östersund at the age of 75

in 1978, composer William Grant Still died in Los Angeles at the age of 83

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December 3

1960-The musical “Camelot,” by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway.

1979-At Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band’s concert.
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In 1948, Ozzy Osbourne was born on this day - does that count as music?
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In 1948, Ozzy Osbourne was born on this day - does that count as music?
Perhaps. My question is do the verbalizations that come from his mouth count as speech?
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Fair point.
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4 December

in 1687, Italian violinist, theorist and composer Francesco Geminiani was born in Lucca, Italy

in 1879, Irish composer and conductor Herbert Hamilton Harty was born in Hillsborough, County Down

in 1893, Dame Nellie Melba made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Lucia

in 1976, British composer Benjamin Britten died in Aldeburgh at the age of 63

in 1993, American composer and guitarist Frank Zappa died in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 52
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December 4

1961-Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” was released.

1980-Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones made the announcement of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham.
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6 December

in 1887, American ragtime composer Joseph Lamb was born in Montclair, NJ

in 1896, American librettist and lyricist Ira Gershwin was born in New York City
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December 6

1920 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist and composer is born.
1943 Mike Smith, pianist for Dave Clark 5 is born.
1949 Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter), blues singer and guitarist dies at 64.
1956 Randy Rhodes, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourn and Quiet Riot is born.
1969 Infamous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont CA: 4 dead.
1988 Roy Orbison, rock singer, composer, guitarist dies at 52.
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