On This Day

January 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 8 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • Jan 17 Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Ian Moor, English singer, born in North Ferriby, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • Jan 10 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor & musician (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • Jan 10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Jan 12 Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Whiston, England

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
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  • Jan 17 Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician, born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Jan 18 Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Bryan Colling, American rock musician (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 26 Rokia Traoré, Malian singer-songwriter (Tchamantché), born in Kolokani, Mali
  • Jan 27 ZP Theart, South African-born English singer (Dragonforce)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • Jan 4 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 5 Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • Jan 5 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • Jan 15 Karel Salmon, Israeli composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 16 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • Jan 26 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, dies at 78