On This Day

January 1935 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • Jan 6 Nino Tempo, American rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Jan 6 Paul Wilson, American R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 7 Noam Sheriff, Israeli composer, born in Ramat Gan, Israel (d. 2018)
  • Jan 7 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist, born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestElvis Presley

Jan 8 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley
  • Jan 8 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Buddy Scott, American blues guitarist, born in Goodman, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Georg Katzer, German composer (electroacoustic music), born in Habelschwerdt, Silesia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • Jan 10 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, American singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • Jan 12 William Lee Gloden, American country music singer (Oak Ridge Boys), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, American pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 19 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, born in Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • Jan 26 Peter Ronnefeld, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
  • Jan 28 Leonid Grabovsky, composer
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, dies at 66
  • Jan 16 Richard Wetz, German composer (Requiem Op. 50 in B minor), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Jan 28 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and musician (Armenian Rhapsody), dies at 75