On This Day

January 1951 in Music History

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, American musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 8 Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 Crystal Gayle, American country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue), born in Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, American musician (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestCharo

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

Actress Charo
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  • Jan 16 Richard Thompson, American rocker (B. T. Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Jan 19 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor & composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help Is On Its Way), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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 Andy Anderson, English drummer (Cure), born in Essex, England
  • Jan 30 Phil Collins, English drummer & singer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born in Chiswick, England
  • Jan 31 Harry Wayne Casey [K.C.], American musician (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, English musician & record producer (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born musician, born in Oranjestad, Aruba

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten


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 C. Nottara, Romanian composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22 Eastwood Lane, American composer, dies at 71