Deaths in Music in January 1976

  • Jan 3 Malcolm "Mal" Evans, British Beatles roadie and assistant, dies in a confrontation with the police at 40
  • Jan 3 Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • Jan 10 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain 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 Mance Lipscomb, American blues musician (Shine On, Harvest Moon), dies at 80