January 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 5 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • Jan 9 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Jan 12 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jan 21 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

Jan 3 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)

Person of interestSyd Barrett

Jan 6 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jan 7 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • Jan 7 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • Jan 12 Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician

Person of interestDolly Parton

Jan 19 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • Jan 22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • Jan 29 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Jan 31 Terry Kath, American musician and songwriter (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • Jan 7 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • Jan 17 Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 23 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 29 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), dies at 84