January 1963 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 5 "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • Jan 5 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • Jan 6 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • Jan 11 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Jan 12 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • Jan 26 "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • Jan 28 "Still" single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1963)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 31 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  • Jan 5 Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
  • Jan 6 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • Jan 7 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer
  • Jan 13 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
  • Jan 19 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • Jan 25 Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jan 26 Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
  • Jan 26 Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
  • Jan 28 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • Jan 10 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), dies at 66
  • Jan 16 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 30 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)