On This Day

January 1930 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jan 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's satirical opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Werner Heiden, composer
  • Jan 2 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 5 Frederick Charles Tillis, American composer, born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, American blues singer, born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, born in Clevelnad, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jan 11 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter ("I Was Made to Love Her"; "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"), and mother of singer Stevie Wonder, born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • Jan 12 Glenn Yarborough, American folk singer & guitarist (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Jan 14 Edgar Hovhannisyan, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 1998)
  • Jan 14 Johnny Grande, American accordion and piano player (The Saddlemen; Bill Haley's Comets), and songwriter ("Birth of the Boogie"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Michel Chapuis, French classical organist and pedagogue, born in Dole, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Earl Hooker, American blues slide guitar player ("Blue Guitar"), born in Quitman County, Mississippi (d. 1970)
  • Jan 17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • Jan 23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Jan 26 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 2019)
  • Jan 27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Luis de Pablo, Spanish composer, and musicologist, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Jan 29 Derek Bailey, British avant-garde jazz guitar virtuoso, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52