January 1978 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 performances
  • Jan 2 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 16 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jan 21 Bee Gees' album "Saturday Night Fever" goes #1 for 24 weeks

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
  • Jan 31 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Tarik O'Regan, British composer
  • Jan 3 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • Jan 4 Mai Meneses, Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 6 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • Jan 9 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jan 10 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Amerie, American singer & songwriter, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Jan 12 Jeremy Camp, American musician, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Jan 12 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Jan 21 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 14 Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Terry Kath, American musician and songwriter (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • Jan 23 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies in a car accident at 52
  • Jan 27 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87