On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1983

  • Jan 2 Bernard George Stevens, British composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 18 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), dies of cancer at 34
  • Jan 28 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • Jan 28 "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, dies at 85