On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1926

  • Jan 1 Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • Jan 1 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)

Person of interestGeorge Martin

Jan 3 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles; Jeff Beck; America), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
  • Jan 8 Evelyn Lear [Shulman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Jani Christou, Greek composer, born in Heliopolis, Egypt (d. 1970)
  • Jan 8 Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer, born in Raghurajpur, India (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9 John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jan 12 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston; Rothko Chapel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jan 12 Ray Price, American country singer (Good Times), born in Perryville, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13 Melba Liston, American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1999) [1]
  • Jan 17 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (Red Shoes), born in Dunfermline Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 18 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 David Tudor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jan 21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • Jan 21 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22 Aurèle Nicolet, Swiss flautist (Berlin Philharmonic), and educator, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • Jan 25 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), born in La Junta, Colorado (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Jan 26 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, born in Zurndorf, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Jan 30 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)

About January 1926

How Old? 95 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)