January 1926 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • Jan 1 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • Jan 3 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 8 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Jani Christou, composer
  • Jan 8 Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 12 Morton Feldman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 20 David Eugene Tudor, composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • Jan 21 Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • Jan 30 Lizbeth Webb, Reading, UK, soprano, (d. 2013)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 4 Composer Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress Ellin Mackay in a simple civil ceremony

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 8 Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 15 Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42
  • Jan 23 Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55