January 1944 in Music

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 18 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Peter Eotvos, composer
  • Jan 3 David Atherton, English conductor
  • Jan 4 Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
  • Jan 6 Van McCoy, US musician (The Hustle), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Jan 7 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestJimmy Page

Jan 9 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • Jan 9 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • Jan 10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 York Georg Holler, composer
  • Jan 12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • Jan 16 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
  • Jan 17 Fran├žoise Hardy, French singer
  • Jan 18 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • Jan 19 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • Jan 19 Laurie London, English singer
  • Jan 21 Neely Bruce, American composer
  • Jan 23 Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • Jan 24 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • Jan 27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 28 Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • Jan 28 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
  • Jan 30 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 19 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71