January 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 9 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • Jan 10 "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • Jan 13 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • Jan 24 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • Jan 29 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Jan 7 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • Jan 7 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jan 9 Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jan 10 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestDonald Fagen

Jan 10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Steely Dan), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen
  • Jan 10 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
  • Jan 12 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • Jan 14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 15 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jan 17 Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • Jan 17 Anne QueffĂ©lec, French pianist
  • Jan 20 Melvyn "Mel" Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • Jan 22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 23 Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • Jan 29 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • Jan 1 Willem LandrĂ©, Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • Jan 9 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician, dies at 75
  • Jan 21 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 65