January 1986 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Barbra Streisand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jan 18 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For" hits #1
  • Jan 23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 23 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jan 28 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
  • Jan 5 Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jan 6 Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in High Green, Sheffield
  • Jan 21 Coffin Joe, English drummer (The Horrors)
  • Jan 26 Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
  • Jan 30 Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of an overdose at 36
  • Jan 8 Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • Jan 8 Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 10 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • Jan 14 Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
  • Jan 24 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Jan 30 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74