January 2012 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 9 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jan 31 Leonard Cohen releases his album "Old Ideas", becomes No.1 in 10 countries

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 4 Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (66) weds PR executive Amanda Sheppard (29) in Turks and Caicos Island
  • Jan 7 Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jan 1 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 2 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • Jan 2 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • Jan 3 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • Jan 5 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), dies at 80
  • Jan 6 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 9 Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • Jan 9 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
  • Jan 17 Johnny Otis [Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes], US R&B musician, producer, and talent scout ("godfather of rhythm and blues"), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
  • Jan 24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
  • Jan 26 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92