January 1934 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • Jan 6 Bobby Lord, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Jan 9 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • Jan 16 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
  • Jan 16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • Jan 30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 16 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70