January 1995 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1 "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • Jan 1 "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 1 "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Jan 7 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jan 7 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • Jan 8 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • Jan 17 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
  • Jan 20 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances
  • Jan 30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • Jan 30 Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 MarĂ­a Isabel, Spanish singer
  • Jan 12 Laurel McGoff, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Jan 1 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • Jan 4 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), dies in air crash at 52
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jan 5 Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Jan 6 James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Jan 7 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12 Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • Jan 14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), dies at 61
  • Jan 16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • Jan 19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • Jan 23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 30 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88