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;), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 15 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
  • Jan 23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 24 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • 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