January births and deaths

January 1

Births

1937    Neville Dickie
1938    Erma Franklin
1939    Gary Shearston
1946    Karen Young
1948    David Christie
1948    Oliver Cheatham
1954    F. R. David
1956    Diane Warren
1957    Grandmaster Flash
1962    Ari-Up – Slits
1968    Rick Jordan – vocals Scooter
1975    Robin Denburger – vocals Vengaboys
1985    Naughty Boy

Deaths

1953    Hank Williams
1984    Alexis Korner
2013    Patti Page

January 2

Births

1936    Roger Miller
1942    Chick Churchill – keyboards Ten Years After
1942    Ray Moore – UK Radio DJ
1952    Graeme Strachan – vocals Skyhooks
1962    Stan Campbell – vocals Special A.K.A
1963    Keith Gregory – bass Wedding Present
1967    Tia Carrera
1969    Robert Gregory – drums Babybird
1974    Scott Underwood – drums Train

Deaths

1972    Tex Ritter
1973    Errol Garner
1981    David Lynch – vocals Platters
1983    Dick Emery – UK comedian/singer
1997    Randy California – vocals/guitar Spirit
2015    Little Jimmy Dickens – US country singer

January 3

Births

1909    Victor Borge – Danish comedian/pianist
1918    Maxene Andrew – Andrew Sisters
1926    George Martin – producer
1937    Glen Larson – vocals Four Preps
1942    Michael Zager
1945    Philip Goodhand-Tait – UK singer
1945    Stephen Stills
1946    Robert John
1946    John Paul Jones – bass Led Zeppelin
1954    Ross Funicello – guitar Dictators
1964    Raymond McGinley – guitar Teenage Fanclub
1974    Thomas Bangaltar – keyboards Daft Punk

Deaths

1980    Amos Milburn – blues singer/pianist
2002    Zac Foley – bass EMF
2014    Phil Everly

January 4

Births

1936    John Gorman – vocals Scaffold
1940    Lance Fortune
1956    Bernard Sumner – guitar Joy Division/New Order
1957    Patti Lovelace – US country singer
1958    Marcel King – vocals Sweet Sensation
1959    Mark Hollis – vocals Talk Talk
1960    Michael Stipe – vocals REM
1962    Martin McAloon – bass Prefab Sprout
1962    Peter Steele – vocals/bass Type O Negative
1962    Robin Guthrie – guitar/bass/drums Cocteau Twins
1963    Till Lindemann – vocals Rammstein
1965    Beth Gibbons – vocals Portishead
1965    Caitlin O’Riordan – bass Pogues
1965    Dick Glasper – vocals Breathe
1976    Tina Peacock – vocals Supersister
1977    Tim Wheeler – vocals/guitar Ash

Deaths

1979    Charles Mingus – jazz pianist
1986    Philip Lynott
2008    Keith Baxter – drums 3 Colours Red
2010    Neil Christian
2011    Mick Karn – bass/saxophone Japan
2011    Gerry Rafferty
2016    Robert Stigwood
2018    Ray Thomas – flute/saxophone Moody Blues

January 5

Births

1923     Sam Phillips – owner of Sun Records
1940     Athol Guy – bass Seekers
1949     George Brown – drummer Kool and The Gang
1950     Chris Stein – guitar Blondie
1951     Biff Byford – vocals Saxon
1964     Grant Young – drums Soul Asylum
1964     Phil Thornally – vocals/guitar Johnny Hates Jazz                   `
1969     Marilyn Manson
1970     Gianfranco Randone – keyboards Eiffel 65
1978     Emilia
1979     Steve Scott-Lee – vocals 3SL
1981     Deadmau5
1981     Zal Lichman – vocals Northern Line
1982     Tyler James
1983     Marlon Roudette

Deaths

1991     Billie Anthony
2010     Willie Mitchell
2016     Nick Caldwell – vocals Whispers

January 6

Births

1924       Earl Scruggs – US banjo player
1929       Wilbert Harrison – US singer/songwriter
1935       Paul Wilson – vocals Flamingos
1935       Nino Tempo
1937       Doris Troy – US soul singer
1941       Sandy Denny – vocals Fairport Convention
1944       Van McCoy
1946       Syd Barrett – vocals Pink Floyd
1947       Shirley Brown – US soul singer
1953       Malcolm Young – guitar AC/DC
1959       Kathy Sledge – vocals Sister Sledge
1964       Mark O’Toole – bass Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1969       Tim Garbutt – DJ Utah Saints
1985       Ben Haenow
1986       Alex Turner – Arctic Monkeys

Deaths

1993       Dizzy Gillespie
1998       Sonny Bono
2006       Alex St. Clair – guitar Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band
2006       Johnny Lange – composer ‘Mule Train’
2006       Lou Rawls
2014       Lance Percival

January 7

Births

1928       Emilio Pericoli
1938       Rory Storm
1938       Paul Revere
1942       Danny Williams
1944       Mike McGear – vocals Scaffold
1945       Dave Cousins – guitar/banjo/piano Strawbs
1948       Kenny Loggins
1959       Kathy Valentine – bass Go-Go’s
1971       DJ Otzi
1985       Ben Haenow

Deaths

1980       Larry Williams
2002       Jon Lee – drums Feeder
2011       Phil Kennemore – bass Y&T
2016       Troy Shondell
2016       Kitty Kallen

January 8

Births

1935       Elvis Presley
1937       Shirley Bassey
1940       Little Anthony
1941       Graham Chapman – Monty Python
1942       John Peterson – drums Harpers Bizarre
1943       Lee Jackson – vocals/bass The Nice
1943       Marcus Hutson – vocals Whispers
1945       Chris Hill – DJ
1945       Terry Sylvester – vocals Swinging Blue Jeans/Hollies
1946       Robert Krieger – guitar The Doors
1947       David Bowie
1948       Mel Pritchard – drummer Barclay James Harvest
1959       Paul Hester – drummer Crowded House
1967       R.Kelly
1971       Karen Poole – Alisha’s Attic
1975       Sean Paul
1975       Steve King – bass Mansun

Deaths

1991       Steve Clark – Def Leppard
2002       David McWilliams
2003       Ron Goodwin
2015       Curtis Lee
2016       Otis Clay
2017       Peter Sarstedt
2018       Denise Lasalle

January 9

Births

1898    Gracie Fields
1920    Clive Dunn
1941    Roy Head
1941    Joan Baez
1944    Scott Walker
1944    Jimmy Page
1948    Cassie Gaines – Lynyrd Skynyrd
1950    David Johansen – New York Dolls
1951    Crystal Gayle
1965    Haddaway
1978    Alex McLean – Backstreet Boys
1987    Paolo Nutini

Deaths

1995    Peter Co
2009    Dave Dee
2016    Ed Stewart

January 10

Births

1927    Johnnie Ray
1937    Bob Relf (Bob & Earl)
1943    Jim Croce
1945    Rod Stewart
1948    Donald Fagen
1953    Pat Benatar
1958    Shawn Colvin
1964    Brad Roberts – Crash Test Dummies
1965    Nathan Moore – Brother Beyond

Deaths

1976    Howlin Wolf
1997    Kenny Pickett – Creation
2008    Rod Allen – Fortunes
2013    Trevor Gordon – Marbles
2016    David Bowie
2017    Buddy Greco
2018    Eddie Clarke – guitar Motorhead

January 11

Births

1942    Clarence Clemons – E-Street Band
1946    Naomi Judd
1949    Daryl Braithwaite – Sherbet
1956    Big Bank Hank – rapper Sugarhill Gang
1958    Vicki Petersen – Bangles
1969    Charmayne Maxwell – vocals Brownstone
1971    Mary J. Blige
1971    Tom Rowlands – Chemical Brothers
1973    Tom Gladwin – Shed 7
1985    Newton Faulkner

Deaths

1989    Ray Moore
2000    Mickey Finn – T.Rex
2017    Tommy Allsup

January 12

Births

1905    Tex Ritter
1926    Ray Price
1932    Des O’Connor
1941    Long John Baldry
1945    Maggie Bell
1946    George Duke
1949    Abraham Tilmon – Detroit Emeralds
1954    Felipe Rose – Village People
1959    Per Gessle – Roxette
1965    Mark Moore – S-Express
1966    Rob Zombie
1970    Zack De La Rocha – Rage Against The Machine
1974    Mel C
1977    Brad Delson – Linkin Park
1991    Pixie Lott

Deaths

2003    Maurice Gibb
2004    Randy Vanwarmer

January 13

Births

1938       Daevid Allen – vocals Soft Machine/Gong
1938       Richard Anthony
1941       Carl Dobkins Jr
1946       Boris Gardiner – Jamaican singer
1948       John Lees – guitarist Barclay James Harvest
1949       Thom Pace
1955       Trevor Rabin – guitar/keyboard Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
1955       Fred White – drummer Earth Wind and Fire
1961       Suggs
1964       David McClusky – drums Bluebells

Deaths

1979       Donny Hathaway
1999       Hammy Howell – vocals Darts
2007       Michael Brecker – saxophone Brecker Brothers
2010       Teddy Pendergrass
2015       Dozy – bass Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich

January 14

Births

1937       Billie Jo Spears
1938       Jack Jones
1950       George Currie – lead guitar Darts
1955       Michael Cooper – keyboards Third World
1956       Bob Bradbury – vocals/guitar Hello
1959       Chas Smash – Madness
1959       Geoff Tate – vocals Queensryche
1962       Patricia Morrison – bass Sisters Of Mercy
1965       Slick Rick
1969       Dave Grohl – Nirvana / Foo Fighters
1982       Caleb Followill – vocals/rhythm guitar Kings Of Leon
1989       Franchesca Sandford – vocals The Saturdays

Deaths

1994       Harry Nilsson

January 15

Births

1909       Gene Krupa
1936       Edward Bivins – vocals Manhattans
1941       Captain Beefheart
1944       Joan Johnson – vocals Dixie Cups
1947       Pete Waterman
1948       Ronnie Van Zandt – vocals Lynyrd Skynyrd
1952       Ray Simpson – vocals Village People (policeman)
1952       Melvyn Gale – cello Electric Light Orchestra
1953       Boris Blank – vocals Yello
1957       Nigel Trubridge – saxophone Darts
1959       Peter Trawavas – bass Marillion
1965       Derek B
1967       Lisa Velez – vocals Lisa Lisa
1975       Belinda Chapple – vocals Bardot
1981       Pitbull
1988       Skrillex
1989       Flux Pavilion

Deaths

1980       David Whitfield
1996       Les Baxter
1999       Marion Ryan
2009       Leroy Smith – piano Sweet Sensation
2011       Harvey James – guitar Sherbet
2015       Kim Fowley – US singer/songwriter/producer
2018       Edwin Hawkins
2018       Delores O’Riordan – vocals Cranberries

January 16

Births

1937       Bob Bogle – bass Ventures
1944       Ray Phillips – vocals Nashville Teens
1944       Jim Stafford
1955       Yan Style – guitar Kenny
1959       Sade
1961       Paul Raven – bass Killing Joke
1962       Paul Webb – bass Talk Talk
1965       Maxine Jones – vocals En Vogue
1968       Whitfield Crane – vocals Ugly Kid Joe
1970       Brendan O’Hare – drummer Teenage Fanclub
1976       Stuart Fletcher – bass Seahorses
1979       Aaliyah

Deaths

1972       David Seville
2000       Will Jones – vocals Coasters

January 17

Births

1927       Eartha Kitt
1941       Dave Ballinger – drums Barron Knights
1943       Chris Montez
1944       Francois Hardy
1945       William Hart – vocals Delfonics
1948       Mick Taylor – guitar Rolling Stones
1952       Ryuchi Sakamoto
1954       Cheryl Bentyne – vocals Manhattan Transfer
1955       Steve Earle
1956       Paul Young
1958       Janet Kay
1960       John Crawford – bass Berlin
1961       Susanna Hoffs – vocals Bangles
1961       Dave Collard – keyboards Jo boxers
1966       Shabba Ranks
1971       Kid Rock
1978       Ricky Wilson – vocals Kaiser Chiefs
1981       Ray-J
1984       Calvin Harris

Deaths

1970       Billy Stewart
1989       Patti McCabe – vocals Poni-tails
2012       Johnny Otis

January 18

Births

1892       Oliver Hardy
1911       Danny Kaye
1941       Bobby Goldsboro
1941       David Ruffin
1944       ‘Legs’ Larry Smith – drums Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
1951       Adrian Baker
1954       Tom Bailey – vocals/keyboards Thompson Twins
1955       Frankie Knuckles
1956       Bob Rosenberg – vocals/keyboards Will To Power
1962       Jeremy Healy – Haysi Fantaysee
1973       Crispian Mills – vocals Kula Shaker
1980       Estelle
1983       Samantha Mumba

Deaths

1990       Mel Appleby
1998       Phyllis Nelson
1999       Brad Newman – UK singer
2010       Kate McGarrigle
2016       Dale Griffin – drums Mott The Hoople
2016       Glenn Frey

January 19

Births

1925       Don Lang
1928       Joan Regan
1929       Shirley Ellis
1932       Russ Hamilton – UK singer
1935       Bob Engemann – vocals Lettermen
1935       John Schroeder
1939       Phil Everly
1940       Mike Reid
1942       Michael Crawford
1943       Janis Joplin
1944       Shelley Fabares
1944       Laurie London
1945       Rod Evans – Deep Purple
1946       Dolly Parton
1949       Robert Palmer
1951       Dewey Bunnell – vocals/guitar America
1951       Martha Davis – vocals Motels
1956       Booker Newberry III
1963       Caron Wheeler – vocals Soul II Soul
1975       Kule-T – vocals MN8
1979       Wiley

Deaths

1998       Carl Perkins
2006       Wilson Pickett – US soul singer
2007       Dennis Doherty – vocals Mama’s and The Papa’s
2008       John Stewart – guitar Kingston Trio
2017       Loalwa Braz Vieira – vocals Kaoma

January 20

Births

1924       Slim Whitman
1933       Ron Townson – vocals Fifth Dimension
1933       Gerry Monroe
1937       Dorothy Provine
1942       Billy Powell – vocals O’Jays
1943       Rick Evans – vocals/guitar Zager And Evans
1945       Eric Stewart – vocals 10cc
1946       Jimmy Chambers – vocals Londonbeat
1948       Melvyn Pritchard – drummer Barclay James Harvest
1950       Paul Stanley – guitar Kiss
1952       Ian Hill – bass Judas Priest
1960       Paul King – vocals King
1965       Heather Small – vocals M People
1965       John Michael Montgomery
1969       Nicky Wire – bass Manic Street Preachers
1971       Gary Barlow
1977       Wayne Williams – vocals Another Level
1979       Will Young – UK Pop Idol singer
1979       Rob Bourdon – drums Linkin Park

Deaths

2000        Ray Jones – bass Dakotas
2005        Solomon King
2012        Etta James
2013        Bob Engemann – vocals Lettermen

January 21

Births

1924       Benny Hill
1924       Telly Savalas
1941       Placido Domingo
1941       Richie Havens – US soul singer
1942       Edwin Starr
1942       Mac Davis
1944       Dave Wright – guitar Troggs
1944       Robin Sarstedt
1948       Peter Kirchner – drums Honeybus
1950       Billy Ocean
1959       Vic Reeves
1965       3-D – rapper Massive Attack
1965       Jam Master Jay – DJ Run DMC
1965       Cordell Crockett – bass Ugly Kid Joe
1966       Wendy James – vocals Transvision Vamp
1976       Emma Bunton

Deaths

1984       Jackie Wilson
1997       Col Tom Parker – Elvis Presley’s manager
1998       Antoine Lundy – vocals Force MD’s
1999       Charles Brown – US R&B singer/pianist
2002       Peggy Lee

January 22

Births

1935       Sam Cooke
1940       Adie Harris – vocals Shirelles
1946       Malcolm McLaren
1949       Steve Perry – vocals Journey
1950       Graham Douglas – guitar Kursaal Flyers
1960       Michael Hutchence – vocals INXS
1965       DJ Jazzy Jeff
1965       Roachford
1965       Steve Adler – drums Guns ‘N Roses
1969       Craig Scott – tour keyboards Elastica
1971       Wildchild

Deaths

1982       Tommy Tucker
1996       Edem Ephraim – vocals London Boys
1996       Dennis Fuller – vocals London Boys
1997       Billy McKenzie – vocals Associates
1999       Sherrick
2017       Overend Watts – bass Mott The Hoople

January 23

Births

1948       Anita Pointer – vocals Pointer Sisters
1949       Noel Duggan – vocals/guitar Clannad
1949       Padraig Duggan – mandolion Clannad
1950       Billy Cunningham – bass Box Tops
1950       Patrick Simmons – vocals/guitar Doobie Brothers
1952       Robin Zander – vocals/guitar Cheap Trick
1955       Miki Zone – vocals Man 2 Man
1959       Earl Falconer – bass UB40

Deaths

1976       Paul Robeson
1978       Terry Kath – guitar Chicago

January 24

Births

1936       Jack Scott
1941       Ray Stevens
1941       Neil Diamond
1941       Aaron Neville
1946       Tammi Terrell
1947       Warren Zevon
1949       John Belushi
1953       Matthew Wilder
1958       Jools Holland
1959       Ian Donaldson – vocals H2O
1963       Keech Rainwater – drums Lonestar
1975       Paul Marazzi – vocals A1
1979       Tatyana Ali

Deaths

1995       David Cole – C and C Music Factory

January 25

Births

1908       Stephan Grappelli – classical violinist
1938       Etta James
1946       Ronnie Brandon – keyboards McCoys
1949       John Cooper Clarke
1950       Michael Cotton – synthesizer Tubes
1954       Richard Finch – bass KC and The Sunshine Band
1956       Andy Cox – guitar The Beat/Fine Young Cannibals
1958       Gary Tibbs – bass Adam and The Ants
1962       Peter Coyle – vocals Lotus Eaters
1963       Carl Fysh – vocals Brother Beyond
1969       Kina Cosper – vocals Brownstone
1977       Christian Ingebrigtsen – vocals A1
1981       Alicia Keys – US singer
1992       Jordan Stephens – vocals Rizzle Kicks

Deaths

2005       Ray Peterson
2015       Edgar Froese – Edgar Froese – keyboards, guitar, bass, harmonica – Tangerine Dream

January 26

Births

1922       Michael Bentine – Goons
1926       Ronnie Hilton
1932       Coxone Dodd – reggae producer
1934       Huey ‘Piano’ Smith
1939       Marshall Leib – vocals the Teddy Bears
1943       Jean Knight
1951       David Briggs – guitar Little River Band
1952       Maurice Bacon – drums Love Affair
1957       Eddie Van Halen – guitar Van Halen
1958       Aron Strober – guitar Freiheit
1963       Andrew Ridgeley – Wham
1964       Wendy Melvoin – Wendy & Lisa
1972       Ya Kid K

Deaths

1989       Donnie Elbert
1991       Karen Young – US singer (hit – Hot Shot)
2011       Gladys Horton – vocals Marvelletes
2013       Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner – vocals/guitar Ohio Players
2016       Colin Vearncombe

January 27

Births

1756       Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1919       David Seville
1930       Bobby Bland
1931       Rudy Mauger – vocals Crew Cuts
1944       Nick Mason – drums Pink Floyd
1946       Nedra Talley – vocals Ronettes
1948       Kim Gardner – bass Ashton Gardner and Dyke
1951       Seth Justman – keyboards J Geils Band
1951       Brian Downey – drums Thin Lizzy
1961       Gillian Gilbert – keyboards New Order
1961       Martin Degville – vocals Sigue Sigue Sputnik
1964       Miguel Drummond – drums Curiosity Killed The Cat
1968       Mike Patton – vocals Faith No More
1968       Tricky
1971       Lil Jon – US rapper
1972       Mark Owen – vocals Take That

Deaths

1901       Giuseppe Verdi
2006       Gene McFadden – McFadden & Whitehead
2009       Billy Powell – piano Lynyrd Skynyrd
2014       Pete Seeger

January 28

Births

1929       Acker Bilk
1943       Dick Taylor – guitar Pretty Things
1944       Achim Reichel – vocals/guitar Rattles
1945       Robert Wyatt
1946       Rick Allen – keyboards Box Tops
1961       Mike Holoway – drums Flintlock
1963       Dan Spitz – guitar Anthrax
1965       DJ Muggs – vocals Cypress Hill
1968       Sarah McLachlan
1968       Rakim – US rapper
1975       Lee Latchford Evans – vocals Steps
1976       Rick Ross – US rapper
1977       Joey Fatone – vocals N’Sync
1980       Brian Fallon – vocals/guitar Gaslight Anthem

Deaths

1983       Billy Fury
1990       Puma Jones – vocals Black Uhuru
2005       Jim Capaldi – drums Traffic
2015       Louise Lopez – vocals Odyssey
2016       Paul Kantner – vocals/guitar Jefferson Airplane
2017       Bobby Freeman

January 29

Births

1889       Leadbelly
1908       Jimmy Shand
1933       Sacha Distel
1934       Noel Harrison
1943       Tony Blackburn
1943       Mark Wynter
1947       David Byron – vocals Uriah Heep
1948       Felice Taylor
1952       Tommy Ramone – drums Ramones
1956       Amii Stewart
1960       Rob Manzoli – guitar Right Said Fred
1961       Eddie Jackson – bass Queensryche
1961       Pauline Henry – vocals Chimes
1961       Dave Baynton-Power – drums James
1962       Marcus Vere – keyboards Living In A Box
1964       Roddy Frame – vocals Aztec Camera
1980       Nick Carter – vocals Backstreet Boys

Deaths

1980       Jimmy Durante
1992       Willie Dixon
2009       John Martyn

January 30

Births

1936       Horst Jankowski
1942       Marty Balin – vocals Jefferson Airplane
1947       Steve Marriott – vocals/guitar Small Faces
1949       William King – trumpet Commodores
1951       Phil Collins
1959       Jody Watley

Deaths

2011        John Barry
2013        Patti Andrews – vocals Andrews Sisters
2015        Don Covay

January 31

Births

1921       Mario Lanza
1937       Tony King – vocals King Brothers
1946       Terry Kath – vocals/guitar Chicago
1951       KC – vocals KC and the Sunshine Band
1951       Phil Manzanera
1956       Johnny Rotten
1961       Lloyd Cole
1964       Jeff Hanneman – guitar Slayer
1966       Al Jaworski – bass Jesus Jones
1981       Justin Timberlake

Deaths

1983       Lorraine Ellison – US soul singer
2010       Paul Fuemana – vocals OMC
2016       Terry Wogan
2017       John Schroeder
2017       John Wetton – bass Asia

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