January 1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • Jan 1 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Jan 1 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • Jan 2 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • Jan 8 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Jan 2 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • Jan 3 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Jan 5 Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
  • Jan 6 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Jan 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jan 14 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • Jan 17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Jan 21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 21 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Jan 24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • Jan 24 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Mark Owen, English pop singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 7 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • Jan 9 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • Jan 17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)

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Jan 27 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

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  • Jan 30 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67