January 1952 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 30 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • Jan 2 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • Jan 10 Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jan 11 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 12 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • Jan 13 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Bros), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 15 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • Jan 15 Boris Blank, Swiss artist and musician (Yello, Tranceonic), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and film composer (Academy Award 1988 for score to The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • Jan 19 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Jan 20 Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • Jan 20 Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • Jan 22 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Jan 25 Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • Jan 27 Peter Garland, composer
  • Jan 29 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
  • Jan 20 Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74