On This Day

January 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Jan 4 "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • Jan 4 "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • Jan 5 Charlie Smalls' "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • Jan 6 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
  • Jan 7 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah" premieres in NYC for 1050 performances
  • Jan 7 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • Jan 29 "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances

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Jan 31 Barry Manilow's single "Mandy" goes gold

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow

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Jan 31 John Lennon releases single "#9 Dream"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Chris Cheney, Australian rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Living End - "The Second Solution"), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 2 Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank - "The Reason"), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • Jan 6 Yukana, Japanese voicer actress & singer, born in Futtsu, Japan
  • Jan 8 DJ Clue, American DJ & producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer, born in Chennai, India
  • Jan 10 Shannon Kavanaugh, American rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 12 Chase Hampton, American pop-rocker (The Party - "Rodeo", "That's Why"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 12 Jason Freese, American musician, born in Orange County, California
  • Jan 15 Shahab Tolouie, Iranian Persian-Falmenco fusion guitarist, composer, and singer, born in Shahsavar, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Jan 17 Tom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher), born in Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Rami Yacoub, Swedish songwriter & producer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 19 Noah Georgeson, American musician & producer, born in Nevada City, California
  • Jan 28 Lee Latchford-Evans, British pop singer (The Steps), born in Chester, England
  • Jan 30 Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi), born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 31 Kate Shutt, American jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), dies of a heart attack at 87
  • Jan 3 René Thomas, Belgian jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Jan 8 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • Jan 16 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cin Symph 1958), dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • Jan 21 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • Jan 30 Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Slovak organist, choirmaster, composer and pedagogue (Birch Trees), dies at 78