On This Day

January 2021 in Music History

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), dies at 78 [1] [2]
  • Jan 13 Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 16 (Harvey) Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, dies of Covid-19 complications at 81 [1]
  • Jan 17 (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), dies at 92
  • Jan 18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), dies of kidney disease at 87 [1]
  • Jan 22 James Purify, American R&B singer ("I'm Your Puppet"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 76
  • Jan 29 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), dies at 77