January 1977 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Jan 9 "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • Jan 12 "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
  • Jan 11 Nadia Turner, US singer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 18 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
  • Jan 19 Nicole, Chilean singer
  • Jan 19 Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
  • Jan 20 Melody, Belgian singer
  • Jan 21 Rick Ross, American rapper
  • Jan 28 Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 28 Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Jan 31 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestErroll Garner

Jan 2 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jan 9 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 18 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • Jan 18 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • Jan 21 John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Dick Burnett, American musician (Man of Constant Sorrow), dies at 93