January 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • 9th Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • 10th "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 13th 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 24th "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 29th "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 2nd Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 3rd Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
  • 5th Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz)
  • 7th Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • 7th Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose)
  • 9th Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 9th Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 10th Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 10th Donald Fagen, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 10th Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
  • 14th Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 14th Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
  • 15th Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 17th Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • 17th Anne QueffĂ©lec, French pianist
  • 19th Harvey Hinsley, rocker
  • 20th Mel Pritchard, English rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • 22nd Gilbert Levine, American conductor
  • 23rd Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • 24th Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 26th Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
  • 27th Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • 27th Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • 29th Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
  • 29th Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • 29th Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • 1st Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • 1st Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer, dies at 73
  • 8th Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • 21st Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
  • 26th Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65