January 1939 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Jon Appleton, composer
  • Jan 7 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • Jan 10 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Jan 15 Christopher Steel, British composer

Person of interestPhil Everly

Jan 19 Phil Everly, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Singer Phil Everly
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Phil Everly
  • Jan 23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist & saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 24 Ray Stevens, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak), born in Clarkdale, Georgia
  • Jan 26 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • Jan 27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • Jan 31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor and Royal ball director, dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64