On This Day

January 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jan 2 Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY

  • Jan 7 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jan 10 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jan 23 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], American rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • Jan 11 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Jez Strode, British musician (Kajagoogoo), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Jools Holland, British musician & TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • Jan 25 Gary Brian Tibbs, English rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Anita Baker, American singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 26 B. James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)
  • Jan 26 Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 27 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • Jan 30 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Buffalo, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 David Broekman, Dutch musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Jan 11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77