January 1970 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • Jan 3 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Jan 3 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
  • Jan 4 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • Jan 31 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • Jan 2 Sanda Lado┼či, Romanian singer
  • Jan 9 Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
  • Jan 9 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
  • Jan 11 Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
  • Jan 12 Raekwon, American rapper
  • Jan 12 Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
  • Jan 18 DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper [Quik Is the Name], born in Compton, California
  • Jan 20 Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
  • Jan 21 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • Jan 26 Kirk Franklin, American singer
  • Jan 28 Donald Tardy, American death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Jan 31 Minnie Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Roberto Gerhard, Spanish Catalan composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 17 Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
  • Jan 17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 24 James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • Jan 31 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician (I'm a King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back), dies of a heart attack at 46