On This Day

January 1992 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 5 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • Jan 5 "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Jan 5 "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • Jan 5 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby "Blue" Bland; Booker T. and the MG's; Johnny Cash; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Isley Brothers; Sam and Dave; The Yardbirds; Elmore James; Professor Longhair; Leo Fender; Bill Graham; and Doc Pomus
  • Jan 16 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Eric Clapton performs for an episode of MTV "Unplugged" at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Recording won six Grammy Awards, and became Clapton's bestselling album, and the bestselling live album of all time

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Jan 19 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • Jan 23 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Jan 26 "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 27 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jan 27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 19 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Constantin Poustochkine, Dutch jazz musician & critic, dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Lewis Michael Friedman, American pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 8 Johnny Meijer, Dutch accordionist known as the King of Accordions (Body & Soul), dies at 79
  • Jan 15 (David) Dee Murray [Oates], British bassist (Elton John backing band), dies after a stroke at 45
  • Jan 17 Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 19 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, dies at 81
  • Jan 25 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • Jan 28 Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • Jan 29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76