On This Day

January 1952 in Music History

Events in Music


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Jan 1 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet

  • 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 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 10 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels - "Only the Lonely"), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jan 11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 12 Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream), born in Danville, Virginia
  • Jan 15 Melvyn Gale, English cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1975-79 - "Livin' Thing"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Boris Blank, Swiss artist & musician (Yello, Tranceonic), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and Academay Award winning film composer (The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 19 Dewey Bunell, British-American musician (America-Daisy Jane), born in Borough of Harrogate, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Ian Hill, English musician (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law), born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Paul Stanley, American musician (KISS-Beth), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jan 22 Teddy Gentry, American country music singer (Alabama-Mt Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Jan 22 Teresa Kaban, Polish classical pianist and co-director of the International Festival of Rediscovered and Forgotten Music, born in Gliwice, Poland
  • Jan 25 Sara Mandiano, French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • Jan 27 Peter Garland, composer
  • Jan 29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]

Deaths in Music

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