Deaths in Music in January 1980

  • Jan 2 Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
  • Jan 3 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • Jan 7 Carl White, rocker, dies
  • Jan 13 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
  • Jan 19 Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 29 Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 30 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist