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January 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


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Jan 3 "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries investigating sexual abuse by R&B singer R. Kelly premieres on Lifetime in the US

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 6 76th Golden Globes: "The Americans", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Green Book", Glenn Close and Rami Malek among the winners

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Jan 10 Lady Gaga apologises for working with R. Kelly in light of docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly"

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • Jan 12 Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame

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Jan 25 Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Juan Guinjoan, Catalan composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • Jan 2 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together") dies of kidney failure at 76
  • Jan 7 John Joubert, British South African composer (The Raising of Lazarus; An English Requiem), and educator, dies at 91
  • Jan 7 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), dies of a blood infection at 75
  • Jan 8 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, dies at 89
  • Jan 12 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), dies at 95
  • Jan 15 Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), dies at 97
  • Jan 16 Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, dies at 94
  • Jan 17 Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), dies of heart failure at 82 [1]
  • Jan 19 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 19 Ted McKenna, Scottish drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Rory Gallagher), dies from surgery complication at 68
  • Jan 21 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), dies at 87
  • Jan 23 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), dies at 86
  • Jan 26 Wilma Lipp, Austrian soprano (Vienna Opera, 1945-81; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte - "Queen of the Night"), dies at 93
  • Jan 29 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), dies of brain cancer at 66