On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1991

  • Jan 4 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Jan 6 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Steve Clark, English rock guitarist (Def Leppard), dies at 30
  • Jan 16 Cladys "Jabbo" Smith, American jazz trumpet pioneer, dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Karen Young, American disco singer ("Hot Shot"), dies at 39