January 1965 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 9 The Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Jan 16 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • Jan 16 The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3
  • Jan 20 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 28 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
  • Jan 30 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer and judge (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Jan 4 David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
  • Jan 4 Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
  • Jan 4 Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
  • Jan 9 Eric Erlandson, American musician
  • Jan 10 Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jan 12 Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
  • Jan 12 Rob Zombie, American musician
  • Jan 15 Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
  • Jan 20 Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
  • Jan 20 John Michael Montgomery, American singer
  • Jan 21 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 22 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
  • Jan 22 Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jan 22 Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 8 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 14 Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • Jan 28 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 29 Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50