January 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jan 18 Former Incubus singer Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

  • Jan 27 The Kiss nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, ignited by pyrotechnics used by a performing rock band kills 245 people and injures at least 600 others; most of the deaths were from toxic smoke inhalation, the club was over capacity and had no fire exits

Deaths in Music

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Jan 1 American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz"), dies at 85

  • Jan 2 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), dies at 71
  • Jan 3 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, dies at 81
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 5 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera; Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jan 15 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, dies at 73 [1]
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies at 94
  • Jan 30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74