January 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 3 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical "The Secret Garden", based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Daisy Eagan and Mandy Patinkin, closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances and 3 Tony Awards
  • Jan 6 Bassist Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

Music History

Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 10 Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, musical "My Favorite Year", adapted from the 1982 film and starring Evan Pappas, Tim Curry, Andrea Martin, and Lainie Kazan, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 37 performances

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Jan 12 8th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Ruth Brown; Cream; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Doors; Etta James; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; Van Morrison; Sly and the Family Stone; Dinah Washington; Dick Clark; and Milt Gabler

Music History

Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

Album Release

Jan 19 Columbia Records releases "The Wheel", the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash. co-produced by Cash and future husband John Leventhal

  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

Bryson TillerBryson Tiller (30 years old)

Jan 2 American singer and rapper ("Don't"; "Exchange"; "Wild Thoughts"), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Jan 8 Klara Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • Jan 10 Rauw Alejandro [Ocasio], Puerto Rican reggaeton and R&B singer-songwriter("Fantasias"; "Todo de Ti"), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Zayn MalikZayn Malik (30 years old)

Jan 12 British pop singer (One Direction, 2010-15 - "Story Of My Life"; solo -"Pillowtalk"), born in Bradford, England

  • Jan 14 Molly Tuttle, American bluegrass guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter, born in Santa Clara, California
  • Jan 22 Netta Barzilai, Israeli singer (Eurovision song contest winner 2018), born in Hod HaSharon, Israel
  • Jan 29 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [Kiriko Takemura], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 "Georgia" Tom [Dorsey], American blues and gospel pianist, songwriter ("Peace In The Valley"), and evangelist, dies at 93
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American stage and film dancer and actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 6 John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, a creator of bebop & modern jazz (A Night In Tunisia), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer and choeographer (Kirov Ballet), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 13 (Mozart) Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, pedagogue, and conductor, dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist ("Three Coins in a Fountain"; "High Hopes"; "Call Me Irresponsible"), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jan 17 Barbara Buczek, Polish pianist, composer (Anekumena – Concerto for 89 Instruments; Two Impressions), and teacher, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 23 Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, American jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), dies at 65
  • Jan 23 Thomas A. Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies at 65