Deaths in Music in January 2001

  • Jan 4 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), dies at 88
  • Jan 12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 23 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jan 24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)