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January 7, 1985 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Music

  • "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married


Deaths in Music

  • Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show) dies of a heart attack at 67
1985 in Music