January 1924 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Antai Ribari, composer
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • Jan 10 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • Jan 11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • Jan 22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, composer
  • Jan 24 Klaus George Roy, composer
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • Jan 4 Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
  • Jan 15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79