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"
  • Jan 5 Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 14 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 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 2 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Jan 3 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • Jan 4 Mai Meneses, Spanish singer
  • Jan 6 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • Jan 9 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Jan 10 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown)
  • Jan 12 Amerie, American singer and songwriter
  • Jan 12 Jeremy Camp, American musician
  • Jan 12 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
  • Jan 21 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 14 Blossom Rock [Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald], American actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • Jan 14 Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Terry Kath, rock guitarist (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