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January 1, 1953 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Music

  • Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • Kevin Hangon, composer
  • Rochelle S Abramson, violinist

Deaths in Music


Person of interestHank Williams

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
  • Ludomir Różycki, Polish composer and conductor (Eros i Psyche; Pan Twardowski), dies at 69
1953 in Music