January 1915 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 17 Jerome Kern and Harry B. Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" opens at the Shubert Theatre (later transferring to the Maxine Elliott and Casino theatres), NYC; runs for 233 performances
  • Jan 25 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, born in Millbury, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 Uta Graf, German-American soprano and teacher, born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; (d. 1995)
  • Jan 10 (Woodrow Wilson) "Buddy" Johnson, American jump blues pianist, bandleader, and songwriter ("They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool"; "Since I Fell for You"), born in Darlington, South Carolina (d. 1977)
  • Jan 10 Dean Dixon, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer, rebetiko and laïkó songwriter, and bouzouki player, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 1940)
  • Jan 25 Ewan MacColl, Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • Jan 27 Jack Brymer, British classical clarinetist (Royal Philharmonic; BBC Symphony; London Symphony), and teacher, born in South Shields, England (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Fred Ramsey, American jazz writer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jan 29 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • Jan 31 Alan Lomax, American ethno-musicologist, and folklorist (Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jan 31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist, trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), and orchestra leader (Air Time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 (Károly) "Karl" Goldmark, Hungarian-Viennese violinist and composer (Rustic Wedding Symphony; The Queen of Sheba; Sakuhtala), dies at 84
  • Jan 15 Guillaume Couture, Canadian choir conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 63