January 1964 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • Jan 6 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • Jan 10 "Introducing the Beatles" released 1st Beatles album released in the US
  • Jan 11 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 performances
  • Jan 11 The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • Jan 16 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • Jan 18 The Beatles make their first appearance on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand at #35)
  • Jan 20 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • Jan 25 The Beatles get their first US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
  • Jan 29 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Ted Harris Poley, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Jan 6 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • Jan 10 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
  • Jan 15 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • Jan 19 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
  • Jan 27 Migi, [Miguel Drummond, pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)
  • Jan 29 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • Jan 31 Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer), (d. 2013)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 7 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • Jan 7 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • Jan 20 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • Jan 23 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65