January 1953 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 10 "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • Jan 1 Kevin Hangon, composer
  • Jan 1 Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
  • Jan 1 Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • Jan 5 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
  • Jan 6 Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 7 Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  • Jan 10 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 17 Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
  • Jan 22 Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor (Chung Trio)
  • Jan 23 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
  • Jan 26 Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
  • Jan 26 Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter (Passionate Kisses, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
  • Jan 31 Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestHank Williams

Jan 1 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Jan 8 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 10 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • Jan 12 Simeon Roncal, Bolivian composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 15 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, dies at 76