January 1927 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • Jan 10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • Jan 11 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
  • Jan 12 Salvatore Martirano, composer
  • Jan 14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Francis Routh, composer
  • Jan 17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer
  • Jan 28 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer, dies at 64