January 1971 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 6 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Jan 9 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • Jan 10 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Jan 12 "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 13 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 15 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 15 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jan 19 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jan 30 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • Jan 31 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 11 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Jan 16 Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
  • Jan 17 Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
  • Jan 18 Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
  • Jan 19 John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • Jan 20 Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)
  • Jan 20 "?uestlove" Ahmir Thompson, American DJ, producer and music journalist (The Roots), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 23 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
  • Jan 25 Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 8 Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 9 Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 14 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 19 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)