January 1968 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 6 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
  • Jan 12 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • Jan 13 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • Jan 13 "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Jan 18 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • Jan 18 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • Jan 5 DJ Bobo [Peter Baumann], Swiss singer, born in Kölliken
  • Jan 5 Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
  • Jan 9 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
  • Jan 11 Tom Dumont, American musician
  • Jan 12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 13 Chara, Japanese singer and actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 14 LL Cool J, American rapper (Bigger & Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • Jan 19 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 22 Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • Jan 24 Michael Kiske, German musician
  • Jan 27 Mike Patton, Eureka Ca, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
  • Jan 27 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
  • Jan 27 Tricky, English rapper
  • Jan 28 Sarah McLachlan, folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
  • Jan 28 DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
  • Jan 28 Rakim, born William Michael Griffin Jr., American rapper
  • Jan 30 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • Jan 10 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90