January 1953 in Music

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), born in Mojave, California
  • Jan 6 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 7 Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae musician (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Jan 10 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 17 Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
  • Jan 19 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride) & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 22 Myung-Whun Chung, South Korean pianist & conductor (Chung Trio), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 23 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist & guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Malcolm Green, English-born drummer (Split Enz-I Got You), born in United Kingdom
  • 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)

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, German 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