Deaths in Music in January 2017

  • Jan 4 Georges PrĂȘtre, French conductor known for interpretation, dies at 92
  • Jan 8 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), dies at 75
  • Jan 10 Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), dies at 90
  • Jan 18 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), dies of cancer at 65
  • Jan 21 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 23 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), dies at 76
  • Jan 24 Butch Trucks, American drummer (the Allman Brothers), dies at 69
  • Jan 31 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72