On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1976

  • Jan 3 Mateusz Glinski, Polish conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Malcom "Mal" Evans, British Beatles roadie and assistant, dies in a confrontation at his home with Los Angeles police at 40
  • Jan 5 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), dies of complications during kidney surgery at 65
  • Jan 23 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • Jan 28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • Jan 30 (Beau De Glen) "Mance" Lipscomb, American blues singer and guitarist ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), dies of a stroke at 80