Deaths in Music in January 2009

  • Jan 6 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), dies at 93
  • Jan 9 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 13 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 20 David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
  • Jan 24 GĂ©rard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • Jan 28 Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Jan 29 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60