On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1930

  • Jan 1 Werner Heiden, composer
  • Jan 2 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 5 Frederick Charles Tillis, American composer, born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, American blues singer, born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, born in Clevelnad, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jan 12 Glenn Yarborough, American folk singer & guitarist (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Jan 14 Edgar Hovhannisyan, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 1998)
  • Jan 14 Johnny Grande, American accordion and piano player (The Saddlemen; Bill Haley's Comets), and songwriter ("Birth of the Boogie"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Michel Chapuis, French classical organist and pedagogue, born in Dole, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Earl Hooker, American blues slide guitar player ("Blue Guitar"), born in Quitman County, Mississippi (d. 1970)
  • Jan 17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • Jan 23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Jan 26 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 2019)
  • Jan 27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • Jan 29 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)

About January 1930

How Old? 90 or 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Horse (Jan 30 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)