Deaths in Music in January 1995

  • Jan 1 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Jan 1 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • Jan 4 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), dies in air crash at 52
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • Jan 5 Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Jan 6 James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Jan 7 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12 Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • Jan 14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • Jan 16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • Jan 19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • Jan 23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 30 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88