On This Day

January 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Jan 9 "More of the Monkees" second album by The Monkees is released

Music Single

Jan 14 Sonny & Cher release single "Beat Goes On"

TV Show Appearance

Jan 15 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]

  • Jan 27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Jan 28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • Jan 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Tim Dog {Blair], American rapper (Penicillin on Wax), born in The Bronx, NYC (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Peter Loran, American rock vocalist (Trixter - "Give It To Me Good"), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

R. Kelly

Jan 8 (Robert) "R." Kelly, American R&B singer-songwriter ("I Wish I Could Fly"), record producer, and convicted sex offender, born in Chicago, Illinois

Dave Matthews

Jan 9 Dave Matthews, American singer-songwriter & musician (Dave Matthews Band - "So Much to Say"", born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

  • Jan 9 Steven Harwell, American singer & musician (Smash Mouth), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Jan 10 Micky Michelle [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • Jan 13 George Paterson, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Donaldson, Moir and Paterson (DMP) - Natural Anthems)
  • Jan 14 Zakk Wylde [Jeffrey Wielandt], American rock guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne; Black Label Society), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Jan 15 Lisa Lisa [Velez], American rock vocalist (Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 18 MC Tab [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Joe Pasquale, American pop-rock singer and songwriter (Boys Club; Prey)
  • Jan 24 John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer, born in Thrissur, India
  • Jan 30 Bill Leverty, American guitarist (Firehouse - "Love of a Lifetime"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jan 30 Jay Gordon, American rock vocalist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 31 Fat Mike [Michael Burkett], American musician (NOFX), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jan 31 Chad Channing, American rock drummer (Nirvana, 1988-90), and bass player (Before Cars, 2006-present), born in Santa Rosa, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 (Aubrey) "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Jan 3 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • Jan 7 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 10 Vilém Petrželka, Czech composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 14 Renato Lunelli, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 29 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62