January 1977 in Music

Events in Music


Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

Jan 6 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
  • 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), born in Downpatrick, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Nadia Turner, American singer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 18 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi), born in Staines, United Kingdom
  • Jan 19 Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile
  • Jan 19 Cocco, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Jan 20 Melody, Belgian singer, born in Ronse, Belgium
  • 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 & singer (SMAP), born in Yokohama, Japan

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, American 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