Deaths in Music in January 2005

  • Jan 1 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • Jan 8 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • Jan 10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • Jan 11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • Jan 11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress/singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 15 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jan 24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • Jan 28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Jan 29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Jan 30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)