On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1982

  • Jan 10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 16 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • Jan 19 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Jan 30 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

Jan 30 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Jan 31 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74