On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1992

  • Jan 1 Constantin Poustochkine, Dutch jazz musician & critic, dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Lewis Michael Friedman, American pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 8 Johnny Meijer, Dutch accordionist known as the King of Accordions (Body & Soul), dies at 79
  • Jan 15 Dee Murray [David Murray Oates], English bassist (Elton John backing band), dies after a stroke at 45
  • Jan 17 Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), dies of cancer at 75
  • 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