January 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 6 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • Jan 27 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Jan 29 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Jan 8 Paul Dresher, composer
  • Jan 9 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • Jan 14 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

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Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

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  • Jan 15 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • Jan 16 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • Jan 27 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • Jan 30 Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 30 Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
  • Jan 30 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • Jan 31 Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 10 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 19 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22 Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71