Birthdays in Music in January 1916

  • Jan 1 Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
  • Jan 3 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • Jan 3 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • Jan 6 Philip Bezanson, composer
  • Jan 7 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Jan 9 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 12 Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • Jan 17 Joel Herron, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 21 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • Jan 26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • Jan 28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer