On This Day

January 1965 in Music History

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 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), born in Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Jan 4 Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues), born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jan 9 Eric Erlandson, American musician (Hole), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Nathan Moore, English musician (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), born in Stamford Hill, London
  • Jan 12 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Rob Zombie, American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Jan 15 Derek B, British rapper (Bullet from a Gun), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • Jan 20 Greg K., American musician & singer (The Offspring), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 20 John Michael Montgomery, American country music singer, born in Danville, Kentucky
  • Jan 21 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 22 Jazzy Jeff Townes, American rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Ray Mayhew, English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Steven Adler, American musician (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 8 Aloÿs-Henri-Gérard Fornerod, Swiss composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 14 Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Staf 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 Michał Spisak, Polish composer (Hymne Olympique), dies at 50
  • Jan 29 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader and impresario (Crazy Passage Show), dies at 72