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Birthdays in Music in January 1943

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 3 Van Dyke Parks, American musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 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, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth Kelley, American singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 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 11 William Albert Penn, composer
  • Jan 13 William Duckworth, composer
  • Jan 14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 16 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • Jan 16 Gavin Bryars, composer
  • Jan 16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American 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 musician, 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 [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
  • Jan 28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • Jan 28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jan 29 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • Jan 30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

About January 1943

How Old? 76 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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