January 1943 in Music

Events in Music


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Jan 23 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 7 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • Jan 7 Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • Jan 8 Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
  • Jan 8 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • Jan 9 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 9 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • Jan 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • Jan 11 William Albert Penn, composer
  • Jan 13 William Duckworth, composer
  • Jan 14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas
  • Jan 14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
  • Jan 16 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • Jan 16 Gavin Bryars, composer
  • Jan 16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer, born in Los Angeles

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Jan 19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jan 20 Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
  • Jan 23 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Jan 26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
  • Jan 28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • Jan 29 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • Jan 30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 20 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61