January 1888 in Music

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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 10 Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
  • Jan 12 Claude Delvincourt, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 20 Lead Belly, American blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), born in Mooringsport, Louisiana (d. 1949)

Blues Musician Lead Belly
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Lead Belly

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Henri Herz, Austrian composer, dies at a day before his 85th birthday
  • Jan 14 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83