January 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 6 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 7 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 14 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • Jan 17 "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Jan 20 "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • Jan 21 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • Jan 2 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • Jan 3 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 7 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • Jan 9 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • Jan 15 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • Jan 16 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 16 Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • Jan 18 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • Jan 20 Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
  • Jan 21 Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • Jan 21 Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • Jan 23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 23 Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • Jan 23 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • Jan 23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 25 Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
  • Jan 28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 12 Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44