On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1994

  • Jan 4 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), dies at 54
  • Jan 5 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • Jan 7 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • Jan 8 Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • Jan 9 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • Jan 11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 13 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 15 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter and rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin', Midnight Cowboy), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Jan 15 Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Jan 17 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, dies at 84
  • Jan 18 Arthur Altman, American songwriter (All or Nothing at All), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Jan 22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 27 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, dies at 72
  • Jan 27 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), dies from cancer at 86
  • Jan 30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • Jan 30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86