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January 2008 in Music History

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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"

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns

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 8 Clyde Otis, American songwriter and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • Jan 13 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 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, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 19 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
  • 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