January 2008 in Music History

Divorces in Music

Daniel Johns

Jan 4 Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (32) and "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (28) announce their divorce stating "we have simply grown apart through not being able to spend enough time together"

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, dies of renal failure at 83
  • Jan 5 Irene Reid, American jazz singer ("I Must Be Doing Something Right"). dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Clyde Otis, American songwriter and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • Jan 10 (Walter) "Pete" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Henry Mancini; The Brothers Candoli), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • Jan 13 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian operatic tenor, dies at 51
  • Jan 17 Rod Allen [Bainbridge] British pop-rock singer and bassist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jan 18 Frank Lewin, German-American composer and music theorist (Yale, 1971-92), dies at 82
  • Jan 19 John Stewart, American pop-folk singer, guitsrist, banjo player (Kingston Trio, 1961-67), and songwriter ("Daydream Believer"), dies of a stroke at 68
  • Jan 20 Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Latvian-Canadian composer, organist, and pedagogue, dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Ștefan Niculescu, Romanian composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • Jan 29 Margaret Truman, American presidential daughter, singer and writer (Murder at FBI), dies at 83