January 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • Jan 2 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

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Jan 2 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Jan 17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • Jan 21 First supertitles for a live opera performance: "Elektra" at Canadian Opera Company, English titles by Sonya Friedman
  • Jan 29 "Down Under" by Men At Work hits #1 on UK pop chart

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer
  • Jan 17 Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician
  • Jan 18 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 18 Katie White, British musician (the Ting Tings), born in Lowton, England
  • Jan 19 Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Jan 20 Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Jan 25 AndrĂ©e Watters, Canadian singer, born in Quebec City, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure