Deaths in Music in January 1992

  • Jan 1 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • Jan 1 Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • Jan 3 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 12 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • Jan 15 Dee Murray [David M Oates], British bassist (Elton John's Band), dies of skin cancer at 45
  • Jan 17 Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
  • Jan 19 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, dies at 81
  • Jan 25 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • Jan 28 Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • Jan 29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76