Deaths in Music in January 2009

  • Jan 3 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Ron Asheton, The Stooges guitarrist (b. 1948)
  • 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 24 Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird), dies at 56
  • Jan 29 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60