On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1941

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 7 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 8 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Joan Baez, American folk singer & human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 12 Long John Baldry, English blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie), born in East Haddon, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • Jan 17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
  • Jan 18 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • Jan 18 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer & television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Jan 21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 21 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, American singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

Jan 24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

About January 1941

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Snake (Jan 27 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)