January 1936 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 24 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
  • Jan 28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York

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Jan 2 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • Jan 11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, composer
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • Jan 22 Louis Glass, Danish composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62