January 1984 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 9 John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jan 9 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 16 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 16 Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
  • Jan 18 Benji Schwimmer, American dancer, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jan 18 Maarja Kivi, Estonian singer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Jan 18 Kristy Lee Cook, American country singer (American Idol season 7), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 20 Toni Gonzaga, Filipino singer & actress, born in Rizal, Phillipines
  • Jan 24 Witold Kie┼étyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • Jan 11 Fritz Geissler, German composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 14 Paul Ben Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 17 Kostas Giannidis [Yannis Constantinidis], Greek composer and pianist, dies at 80
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
  • Jan 23 Samuel Gardner, American composer, dies at 92
  • Jan 23 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, dies at 67