January 1947 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 4 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • Jan 9 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • Jan 9 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco
  • Jan 10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • Jan 18 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • Jan 21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • Jan 21 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor

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Jan 8 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jan 13 John Lees, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Jan 21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72