January 1990 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Jan 10 "Les Miserables" opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • Jan 17 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • Jan 17 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Maci Wainwright, American singer
  • Jan 30 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 3 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 20 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37