On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1943

  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 3 Van Dyke Parks, American songwriter/producer/arranger (Song Cycle; Orange Crate Art), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Jan 3 Petras Bingelis, Lithuania conductor, founder and artistic director (Kaunas State Choir, 1969-2020), born in Mardasava, Lithuania (d. 2020)
  • Jan 3 HK Gruber, Austrian double bassist, conductor, and composer (Frankenstein!!), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 7 Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • Jan 7 Richard Armstrong, British conductor, born in Leicester, England
  • Jan 8 Lee Jackson, English bass guitarist & singer-songwriter (Nice), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Jan 8 Marcus Hutson, American musician (Whispers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 9 Dick Yount, American rock bassist and singer (Harpers Bizarre - "Feelin' Groovy") (d. 2019)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, American R&B singer (Manhattans - "Kiss And Say Goodbye"), born in New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist & singer (Drinking on My Bed), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • Jan 9 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Jan 9 Ariel Bybee, American mezzo-soprano (Morman Tabernacle Choir; Metropolitan Opera, 1977-95), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2018)
  • Jan 10 Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter ("Time in a Bottle"; "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Jan 11 William Albert Penn, composer

  • Jan 13 William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor (Bavarian RSO (2003-2019); Royal Concertgebouw (2004-2015), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 16 Brian Ferneyhough, British composer, born in Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Gavin Bryars, English composer, born in Goole, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 (Ezekiel Christopher) "Chris" Montez, American rock guitarist and singer ("Let's Dance"; "Call Me"), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJanis Joplin

Jan 19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jan 20 Farhad [Mehrad], Iranian pop, rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Jomeh"), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2002)
  • Jan 23 Jimmy Castor, American pop & funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Jan 26 Jean Knight [Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr. Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Peter Kenton Winkler, American pianist, symphonic and theatrical composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 28 Dick Taylor, English rock guitarist (The Pretty Things - "S.F. Sorrow"), born in Dartford, England
  • Jan 28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jan 29 Tim Souster, British composer, born in Bletchley, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

About January 1943

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

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