January 1960 in Music

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 1 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jan 2 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres

CommunicationElvis Presley in the Army

Jan 14 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
  • Jan 10 Samira Said, Moroccan singer
  • Jan 15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • Jan 16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • Jan 26 Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • Jan 29 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • Jan 29 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jan 29 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 28 Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54