January 2014 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Jan 11 During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac

Album Release

Jan 14 Blue Note Records releases singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash's critically acclaimed thirteenth album "The River & The Thread"; produced by her husband John Leventhal, it wins 3 Grammy Awards

Album Release

Jan 14 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album "High Hopes", produced with members of the E Street Band, including the deceased Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons

Grammy Awards

Jan 26 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win


Weddings in Music

  • Jan 4 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (25) weds Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena Jr (24) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70

Phil Everly

Jan 3 Phil Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

  • Jan 6 H. Owen Reed, American composer, dies at 103
  • Jan 10 Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; Boston SinfoNova, 1983-96), dies at 58
  • Jan 14 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • Jan 19 Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, dies at 94
  • Jan 20 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), dies of stomach cancer at 80
  • Jan 22 Roy Cicala, American sound engineer (Record Plant Studios (NYC) - Jimi Hendrix; John Lennon; Frank Sinatra), dies at 74
  • Jan 27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - "Goodnight Irene") and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • Jan 31 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, dies at 65
  • Jan 31 Paul Humphrey, American jazz, R&B, and rock session and touring drummer, dies at 78