Birthdays in Music in January 1942

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • Jan 1 George Couroupos, composer
  • Jan 1 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • Jan 4 John McLaughlin [Mahavishnu], American rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy), born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Jan 5 Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 8 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 10 Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Jan 11 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Sreet Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • Jan 15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, American singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • Jan 16 Billy Francis, American rocker (Dr Hook), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Jan 17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • Jan 19 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Jan 20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 21 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Jan 29 Claudine Longet, French former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • Jan 30 Dries Holten, Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres), born in Cimahi, Indonesia
  • Jan 30 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Jan 31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker

About January 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn