January 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 10 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • Jan 17 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jan 26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • Jan 28 "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Pauline, French singer
  • Jan 7 Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress
  • Jan 8 Adam T. Siska, American musician
  • Jan 14 Jordy [Lemoine], French singer, youngest singer (4 years) to have a #1, born in Paris
  • Jan 14 Mikalah Gordon, American singer
  • Jan 18 Ronnie Day [Ronald Guglielmone Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Nine Sleepless Nights), born in Redwood City, California
  • Jan 21 William Johansson, Swedish composer
  • Jan 26 Mia Rose, British-Portuguese singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 29 Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
  • Jan 29 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 46