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Posted: 10 January 2008 at 4:17am | IP Logged
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Born ~ January 1st
1884: Papa Celestin (New Orleans jazz bandleader, trumpeter, singer.)*December 15, 1954
1894: Jasper Taylor (US drummer; Buffalo Bill's Wild West show/Original Washboard Band)*07.10.1964
1907: Erich Schmid (Swiss composer; Tonhalle Orchestra)*17.12.2000
1919: Al McKibbon (American bass player; Giants of Jazz)*29.07.2005

1923: Milt Jackson (US vibraphonist)*09.10.1999
1900: Xavier Cugat (Spanish violinist, band leader; Latin-American dance music)*27.10.1990
1931: Helmut Brandt (German baritone saxophonist)*July 26, 2001
1931: Manny Oquendo (US jazz percussionist)
1936: Sonny Greenwich (Canadian jazz guitarist)
1942: Joe McDonald (vocals, harmonica, guitar; Country Joe and the Fish)
1942: Yoshio Ikeda (Japanese bass player)
1947: Leonid Chizhik (Moldavian avant-garde jazz and post-bop pianist)
1946: Susannah McCorkle
(American vocalist)
1948: Paula Tsui
(Hong Kong cantopop singer)
1950: Morgan Fisher
(keyboards; Mott the Hoople, Morgan, Hybrid Kids)
1950: Steve Ripley (singer, songwriter, studio engineer, guitarist, inventor; Tractors)
1951: Andy Gonzalez (US jazz bass player)
1952: Urs Leimgruber (Swiss tenor jazz saxophonist)
1953: Alpha Blondy/Seydou Kon (Ivorian reggae singer)
1953: Greg Carmichael (UK guitarist; Acoustic Alchemy)
1953: Alpha Blondy (reggae singer)
1958: Grandmaster Flash/Joseph Saddler (DJ, rapper)
1961: Eiichi Hayashi (US alto saxophonist)
1966: Amelia Fletcher (singer, guitarist; Talulah Gosh/Heavenly/Marine Research/Tender Trap)
1967: John Digweed (Brit disc jockey and record producer)
1971: Chris Potter (US alto saxophonist, multi-musician)
1972: Tom Barman (singer, guitar, film director; Belgium band dEUS)
1975: Thomas Bangaltier (keyboards; Daft Punk)
1975: Robert Westerholt (Dutch guitarist; Within Temptation)
1976: Jean Grae/Tsidi Ibrahim (South African rapper; The Roots)
1979: Brody Dalle (Australian guitarist; The Distillers)
1985: Lee Sung Min (Korean vocalist; boy band Super Junior)

January 2nd
1936: Roger Miller (US country singer)*25.Oct.1992.
1935: Neil Downing (Irish writer, delta blues musician).
1946: Michael George 'Chick' Churchill (keyboards, Ten Years After).

1950: David Shifrin
(American classical clarinetist).

1952: Ricky Van Shelton (US country singer).
1954: Dawn Silva (US singer; The Brides of Funkenstein/P-Funk).
1954: Glenn Goins (singer, guitarist; Parliament/Quazar)*29.
1958: Vladimir Ovchinnikov (Russian classical pianist).
1963: Keith Gregory (UK bassist; Wedding Present/Cha Cha Cohen)?
1967: Robert Gregory (UK drummer; Babybird)?
1970: Robert Fertitta (American opera singer).
1970: Sanda Ladosi (Romanian singer).
1971: Renee Elise Goldsberry (American actress and singer).
1971: Skoob/Books/Willie Hines (hip-hop,rapper; Das EFX).
1975: Chris Cheney (Australian singer, guitarist; The Living End).
1975: Douglass Robb (lead singer; Hoobastank).
1981: Kelton "LDB" Kessee (singer; Immature).

January 3rd
1902: Preston Jackson (American trombonist)*12.Nov.1983
1909: Victor Borge (Danish pianist, humorist)*23.Dec.2000
1916: Maxene Andrews (US high harmony singer; The Andrews Sisters)*21.10.1995
1919: Herbie Nichols
(American jazz pianist, composer)*
1920: Renato Carosone
(Italian jazz singer)
1921: Musa Kaleem (American tenor saxophonist)
1922: Harold 'Geezil' Minerve (Cuban alto saxophonist)*04.June.1992.
1924: Nell Rankin (American opera singer)*13.Jan.2005
1926: George Martin (producer; The Beatles/Humphrey Lyttleton many more)
1928: Al Belletto (US alto saxophonist)
Ray Goins (US bluegrass banjoist; Pine Fiddlers/Goins Brothers)*07.July.2007.
1938: Noel Crow (Australian bandleader, clarinetist)

1938: Ian Hunter-Randall (UK trumpeter)
1939: Brian Smith (New Zealand-born flautist, saxophonist)
1941: Van Dyke Parks (US songwriter, producer, keyboards, piano; session player]
1945: Stephen Stills (guitar, keyboards, bass; Crosby, Stills & Nash/Buffalo Springfield/freelance/solo)
1946: Motohiko Hino (Japanese drummer)*13.May.1999
1946: John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards; Led Zeppelin).
1955: Helen O'Hara/Helen Bevington (Violin, Fiddle; Dexy's Midnight Runners/Whispers)
1964: Raymond McGinley (singer, songwriter, guitarist; Scotland's Teenage Fanclub)
1966: Martin Galway (Irish composer; computer games)
1969: James Carter (US saxophones, flute, bass clarinet; session/freelance)
1975: Thomas Bangalter (French disc jockey of Daft Punk fame)
1978: Kimberley Locke (American Singer)
1980: Rob Arnold (US guitarist; Chimaira)

January 4th
1936: John Gorman (singer,director for entertainment; Scaffold/Weekend TV)
1942: John McLaughlin (Jazz guitarist, Mahavishnu Orchestra)
1946: Arthur Conley (soul singer, songwriter)*16.Nov.2003.
Jimmy Campbell (singer, songwriter; The Kirkbys/23rd Turnoff/Rockin' Horse)*12.Feb.2007.
1947: Chris Cutler (drummer; Henry Cow/Pere Ubu/Residents)
1954: Eugene Chadbourne (guitarist; Camper Van Chadbourne/Shockabilly)
1955: Clive Gregson (singer, songwriter, guitar; Clive Gregson & Christine Collister, Any Trouble)
1956: Bernard Sumner
(guitarist; Electronic, New Order)
1957: Patty Loveless (singer, guitarist)
1958: Macel King (singer; Sweet Sensation)
1960: Michael Stipe (lead singer; R.E.M.)
1962: Robin Guthrie (guitar, keyboards, programming; Cocteau Twins)
1965: David Glasper (lead singer; Breathe)
1965: Beth Gibbons (singer; Portishead)
1965: David Glasper (lead singer, guitarist; Breathe)
1965: Cait O'Riordan (bassist; Pogues)
1966: Deana Carter (US country singer, guitarist)
1967: Benjamine Darvill (harmonica, mandolin, acoustic, electric guitar; Crash Test Dummies)
1977: Timothy Wheeler (guitar, vocals; Irish band Ash]

January 5th
1923: Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)*30.07.2003
1932: Johnny Adams (US soul singer)*14.09.1998
1940: George Malone (second tenor; Monotones)
1940: Athol Guy (bass player, Australian Seekers)
1941: Grady Thomas (singer; Parliament Funkadelic/Funkadelic)
1944: Jo Ann Kelly (US blues singer, acoustic guitarist)*21.Oct.1990.
1949: George Brown
(drummer, Kool & The Gang)
1950: Chris Stein (guitar, song writer; Blondie)
1951: Peter 'Biff' Byford (UK lead singer; Saxon)
1961: Iris Dement (country singer/songwriter)
1963: Grant Young (drummer; Soul Asylum)
1964: Phil Thornalley (songwriter/vocals/guitar; Cure)
1965: Randy Thurman (US guitarist, artist, poet, composer).
1966: Kate Schellenbach (drummer; Beastie Boys/Luscious Jackson)
1969: Marilyn Manson/Brian Warner (US shock-rock singer)

January 6th
1924: Earl Scruggs (five-string banjo virtuoso, singer)
1929: Wilbert Harrison (vocals, piano, guitar; Canned Heat/solo)*26.10.1994
Hector Rivera (latin soul keyboardist)
1937: Doris Troy (soul/R&B singer, solo/backup/musicals/songwriter)*16.Feb.2004
1935: Johnny "Jok" O'Keefe (Australian singer, TV personality)*06.10.1978
1940: Van McCoy (singer and producer)*06.07.1979
Roger "Syd" Barrett (original singer/lead guitar Pink Floyd)*07.07.2006
1947: Shirley Brown (southern soul singer)
1947: Sandy Denny (singer, piano, guitar; Fairport Convention)*21.01.1978
1949: Joey Miskulin (12-bass accordion; sessionist/freelance)
1951: Kim Wilson
(frontman, harmonica; Fabulous Thunderbirds/solo)
1953: Malcolm Young (guitar; AC/DC)
1959: Neil Simpson (bass, 7 string bass, midi bass-synthesizer; Climax Blues Band).
1959: Kathie Sledge (singer, Sister Sledge)
1960: Muzz Skillings (bassist, guitar, singer; Living Colour/Medicine Stick)
1963: Jazzie B (singer, DJ, music producer; Soul II Soul)
1964: Mark O'Toole (bass; Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
1969: Tim Garbutt (member of dance-metal duo Utah Saints).
1975: Chase Hampton (singer; Party-Rodeo)

January 7th
1922: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute virtuoso)*20.05.2000
1937: Paul Revere
(keyboards, vocals; Paul Revere & The Raiders)
1935: Kenny Davern (American jazz clarinetist, sax player)*12.Dec.2006
1935: John Thomas Johnson (US tuba player; 2,000 film soundtracks)*16.Oct.2006
1938: Rory Storm/Alan Caldwell (lead singer; Rory Storm & The Hurricanes)*28.09.1972
1939: Lefty Baker/Eustace Britchforth (guitar, banjo, vocals; Spanky & Our Gang)
1942: Danny Williams (South African singer; solo/Nat King Cole Tribute Show)*06.12.2005
1943: Leona Williams (singer, bassist; Helton Family Band/Loretta Lynn's band/solo)
1944: Mike McGear/Michael McCartney (singer, songwriter; Scaffold/McGough & McGear)
1945: Dave Cousins (leader, vocals,guitar: the Strawbs)
1946: Jann Wenner (founder, editor, publisher; Rolling Stone magazine)
1946: Andy Brown (
drums, Fortunes)
1948: Kenny Loggins (
singer, songwriter, soundtrack king)
1959: Kathy Valentine
(bassist; The Go-Go's)
1974: John Rich (bass, vocals; Big & Rich)

January 8th
1935: Elvis Presley
(The King Of Rock 'n' Roll)*16.08.1977
1937: Shirley Bassey (Welsh singer)
1940: Little Anthony/Anthony Gourdune (singer; Little Anthony & The Imperials)
: Jon Lucien (US smooth jazz singer-songwriter)*18.Aug.2007.
1943: Lee Jackson (vocals, bass; The Nice)
1943: Marcus Hutson (vocals; The Whispers)
1945: Terry Sylvester (guitarist, Swinging Blue Jeans)
1945: John Petersen
(US drummer, Beau Brummels/Harpers Bizarre)*11.Nov.2007.
1946: Robby Krieger (guitar; The Doors/freelance)
1947: David Bowie/David Jones/Ziggy Stardust (singer, multi musician, songwriter, actor, producer)
1947: Terry Sylvester (guitar, vocals; Swinging Blue/Hollies/solo)
1948: Paul King (guitar, kazoo, jug; Mungo Jerry/Skeleton Krew/Earl King Boogie Band)
1955: Mike Reno (lead singer; Loverboy)
1959: Paul Hester (Australian drummer; Split Enz/Crowded House)
1967: R. Kelly/Robert Sylvester Kelly (US singer, song writer, producer)
1969: Jeff Abercrombie (founder bassist; Fuel)
1971: Karen Poole (singer; Alisha's Attic]
1973: Sean Paul (singer,vocal arrangement; Reggae star)
1974: Steven King (bassist; Mansun)

January 9th
1920: Clive Dunn (singer, actor)
1941: Joan Baez (folk rock singer; songwriter)
1943: Kenneth Kelly (vocals; The Manhattans)
1943: Dick Yount (guitar, bass, drums; Harpers Bizarre)
1944: Jimmy Page (guitarist /producer, Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin/Honeydrippers/freelance)
1943: Scott Engel (vocals; Walker Brothers/solo)
1948: William "Bill" Cowsill Jr. (singer, guitarist; The Cowsills)

1948: Paul King (guitar, banjo, harmonica, kazoo; Mungo Jerry/King Earl Boogie Band/Skeleton Crew).
1948: Tim Hart
(vocals, guitar, dulcimer; Steeleye Span)
1948: Cassie Gaines (US singer; The Honkettes/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1950: Steve McRay (keyboards, vocals; 38 Special, Ted Nugent, Sessions)
1950: David Johansen (vocals, harmonica; New York Dolls)
1951: Crystal Gayle/Brenda Gail Webb (singer, songwriter)
1963: Eric Erlandson (guitar, Hole)
1964: Phil Hartnoll (one half of the techno duo Orbital)
1965: Haddaway/Alexander Nestor Haddaway (producer, mixing, singer)
1967: Carl Bell (founder , guitarist; Fuel)
1967: Steve Harwell (lead vocals; Smash Mouth)
1967: Dave Matthews (guitar, vocals, Dave Matthews Band)
1978: A.J. McLean/Alexander James McLean (vocals, Backstreet Boys)

January 10th
1917: Jerry Wexler (Co-owner of Atlantic records, vice president at Warner Brothers)
1927: Johnnie Ray (US singer)*24.
1924: Max Roach (US bebop/hard bop drummer, composer; the greats/own bands)*16.Aug.2007
1935: Ronnie Hawkins (rockabilly singer, The Hawks)
1939: Scott McKenzie (UK singer)
1939: Sal Mineo (singer/actor)*12.
1943: Jim Croce (US guitarist, songwriter, pianist, singer)*20.
1945: Rod Stewart (singer, harmonica; The Hoochie Coochie Men/Faces/solo]
1946: Aynsley Dunbar
(drums; Jefferson Starship/Journey/Whitesnake/sessionist)
1946: Bob Lang (bassist; Mindbenders)
1948: Teresa Graves (US actress, singer)*10.Oct.2002
1948: Cyril Neville (vocals, percussion, Neville Brothers)
1948: Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards, Steely Dan)
1948: Cyril Neville (vocals, percussion; Neville Brothers)
1953: Pat Benatar/Patricia Andrejewski (US singer)
1955: Luci Martin (vocals; Chic/solo)
1955: Michael Schenker (German guitarist; Scorpions/ UFO)
1956: Shawn Colvin (singer songwriter)
1959: Curt Kirkwood (guitarist, singer;Meat Puppets)
1964: Brad Roberts (vocals, guitar, Crash Test Dummies)
1973: Aerle Taree (vocals; Arrested Development)
1979: Chris "Daddy Mack" Smith (hip hop, rapper; Kris Kross)

January 11th
1895: Laurens Hammond (inventor of the Hammond organ)*3.July.1973.
1924: Don Cherry (US singer, NOT the trumpet player)
1924: Slim Harpo/Harmonica Slim/James Moore (blues musician)*31.Jan.1970.
1942: Clarence Clemons (saxophonist; E Street Band/freelance).
1946: Tony Kaye/Anthony John Selvidge (UK keyboards; Yes/Circa).
1946: Naomi Judd/Diana Ellen Judd (US country singer, songwriter; The Judds/solo).
1949: Frederick "Dennis" Greene (US singer; The Kingsmen/Sha Na Na).
1956: Robert Earl Keen Jr (US country, folk singer, songwriter).
1958: Vicki Peterson (vocals, guitar; Bangs/The Bangles/freelance).
1963: Simon Cohen (UK drummer; Roman Holliday).
1968: Tom Dumont (US guitarist; No Doubt/Invincible Overlord).
1971: Mary J. Blige (US R&B, hip-hop singer).
1971: Tom Rowlands (member of the Chemical Bro
1977: Nadia Turner (US singer, songwriter, actress, radio/television personality).
1981: Jamelia/Jamelia Niela Davis (UK singer).
1981: Tom Meighan (UK lead singer; Kasabian).
1985: Rie Fu (Japanese pop & folk rock singer, songwriter).

January 12th

1900: Harry Roy (UK singer, swing clarinetist, bandleader)*01.02.1971
1928: Ruth Weston
(R&B singer)*17.11.2006.
1932: Des O'Connor (UK singer, comedian, TV presenter)

1931: Roland Alphonso (Jamaican tenor saxophonist; The Skatalites/Soul Vendors)*20.Nov.1998.
1930: Glenn Yarborough (singer; Limelighters)
1937: Rene Netto (clarinet/saxophone/flute; solo/session).
1939: William Lee Golden
(country singer; Oak Ridge Boys/solo)
1940: Ronald Shannon Jackson (drummer; Music Revelation Ensemble/Last Exit/freelance)
1941: Long John Baldry (blues singer; Bluesology/Steampacket)*21.July.2005
1945: Maggie Bell (Scottish rock singer, Stone The Crows/Midnight Flyer).
1945: Abe Tilmon (American vocalist with Detroit Emeralds)*June 1982
1946: Cynthia Robinson (vocals; Sly & The Family Stone).
: Haneken/Kentaro Haneda (Japanese pianist; movies/video game music)*02.June.07.
1951: Chris Bell (US guitarist, co-founder; Big Star)*27.Dec.1978.
1954: Felipe Rose (US singer, dancer; American Indian chief of the Village People/solo).
1959: Per Gessle (producer, acoustic guitar, mixing; Roxette)
1959: Blixa Bargeld/Christian Emmerich (German guitarist; Einstrzende Neubauten/Bad Seeds/freelance).
1960: Charlie Gillingham (keyboards, Counting Crows)
1963: Guy Chambers (Singer/songwriter/producer; Lemon Trees/Robbie Williams).
1965: Rob Zombie/Robert Bartleh Cummings (singer, songwriter, film director; White Zombie).
1970: Zack de la Rocha (US rapper,poet, activist, vocalist, lyricist; Rage Against the Machine).
1970: Raekwon/Corey Woods (Hip-Hop, Rap artist; Wu-Tang Clan/solo).
1973: Dan Haseltine (singer; Jars of Clay).
1973: Matt Wong (Hawaiin bassist; Reel Big Fish).
1973: Hande Yener (Turkish popular music singer).
1974: Mel C /Sporty Spice/Melanie Chisholm (singer; Spice Girls/solo).
1975: Jason Freese (American multi-musician; Green Day/Freelance).
1977: Kris Roe (US Christian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter; The Ataris).
1978: Jeremy Camp (US guiyarist, singer).
1980: Amerie/Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (US R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model).

January 13th
1884: Sophie Tucker/Sonia Kalish (Czarist Russian (born) singer, comedian)*09.Feb.1966
1885: James Vincent Monaco
(Italian-born American composer of popular music)*16.Oct.1945
1890: Steve Brown
(US jazz string bassist)*15.Sept.1965.
1902: Louis "Putney" Dandridge (US bandleader, jazz pianist, vocalist)*15.Feb.1946.
1909: Quentin "Butter" Jackson (US jazz trombonist)*02.Oct.1976.
1909: Danny Barker
(jazz banjoist, singer, guitarist, songwriter, ukelele)*13 March 1994.
1926: Melba Doretta Liston
(US trombone, composer, musical arranger)*23.April.1999.
1929: Joe Pass (American jazz guitarist)*May 23, 1994.
1930: "Bobby Lester" Dallas
(US lead singer; Moonglows)*15.Oct.1980.
1946: Al James (UK bass; Showaddywaddy).
1946: Eero Koivistoinen (Finish tenor jazz saxophonist).
1946: Bill Easley (American tenor saxophonist, multi-reed player; sessionist).
1947: John Lees (Uk guitarist, vocals; Barclay James Harvest).
1954: Trevor Rabin (South African guitarist; Yes/solo/sessionist).
1955: Fred White (US drummer; Earth Wind and Fire/Al McKay All-Stars/freelance)
1957: Don Snow (UK keyboards; Squeeze/solo/freelance).
1957: Jim Paris (UK bassist, Carmel)?
1959: James Lomenzo (American bassist with Megadeth).
1961: Suggs/Graham McPherson (UK singer, actor, radio DJ, TV personality; Madness).
1962: Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins (American country music singer-songwriter).
1965: Wayne Coyne (bassist; Flaming Lips).
1964: David McClusky (drums; Bluebells).
1980: Krzysztof Czerwinski (Polish conductor and organist).
1981: Jason James (US bassist; Bullet for My Valentine).
1989: Triinu Kivilaan
(Estonian singer; Vanilla Ninja).

January 14th
1908: Russ Columbo/Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo (US singer, violinist, actor)*02.Sept.1934.
1917: Billy Butterfield
(US jazz trumpeter)*18.March.1988.
1929: Billy Walker
(US country singer, guitarist)*21.May.2006.
Louis Quilico (Canadian baritone opera singer)*
1930: Johnny Grande (piano, accordian; Bill Haley and The Comets).
1931: Caterina Valente (French-born Italian singer, actress, dancer).
1936: Clarence Carter (blind US singer, guitarist)
1937: Billie Jo Spears (US female country singer)
1938: Allen Toussaint (US singer, songwriter, producer)
1938: Jack Jones (US pop & jazz singer).
1943: Jos Luis Rodrguez "El Puma" (Venezuelan singer).
1944: Linda Jones (US soul singer)*14.March.1972.
1948: Tim Harris (drums; The Foundations).
1948: Joseph Henry "T-Bone" Burnett (US guitar, singer, songwriter, sessionist).
1956: Ben Heppner (Canadian tenor singer; (opera and classical).
1956: tienne Daho (French singer, songwriter, record producer).
1956: Bob Bradbury (UK lead singer, guitar; Hello).
1959: Carl Smyth aka Chas Smash
(UK hornist, percussion; Madness).
1959: Geoff Tate (US singer; Queensryche).
1962: Patricia Morrison (US bassist, singer; Sisters Of Mercy).
1961: Mike Tramp/Michael Trampenau (Danish singer; White Lion/Freak of Nature).
1965: Slick Rick/Richard D. Walters (UK rapper).
1967: Zakk Wylde (US guitarist; Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne Band).
1967: Steve Bowman (US drummer, songwriter; Counting Crows).
1968: LL Cool J/James Todd Smith (US rapper).
1969: Dave Grohl (drummer, guitarist; Queens of the Stone Age/Foo Fighters/Nirvana).
1979: John Reuben (Christian hip hop artist).
1981: Rosa Lpez (Spanish popular singer).
1982: Caleb Followill (US lead singer, rhythm guitar; Kings of Leon).
1988: Mikalah Gordon (US singer: American pop idol).

January 15th
1893: Ivor Novello (Welsh singer, composer & actor)*06.March.1951.
1909: Gene Krupa (US jazz & big band drummer)*16.Oct.1973.
1941: Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet (US singer, multi-musician; Frank Zappa/The Magic Band).
1942: Edward "Sonny" Bivens (vocals; The Manhattans).
1945: Joan Johnson (US Singer; Dixie Cups).
1947: Pete Waterman, OBE (pop writers, producer, TV presenter)
1948: Ronnie Van Zandt (lead vocalist, Lynyrd Skynrd)*20.Oct.1977
1951: Martha Davis (vocals, The Motels).
1952: Melvyn Gale (UK celloist, pianist; Electric Light Orchestra).
1952: Boris Blank (Swiss keyboards, sampling, percussion, vocals,composer, arranger; Yello).

1953: Rob Gretton (UK manager; New Order/Joy Division)*15.May.1999.
1959: Peter Trewavas (UK bassist; Marillion).
1961: Damian O'Neill (Irish guitarist; The Undertones).
1963: Cronos/Conrad Thomas Lant (UK vocalist, bassist; speed metal band Venom).
1965: Adam Jones (US guitarist, songwriter, make-up artist; Tool/The Melvins).
1967: Lisa Lisa/Lisa Velez (vocals, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam)
1971: Max Beesley (UK percussionist, pianist, actor; sessionist/Robbie Williams/Take That/Paul Weller).
1981: Howie Day (US pop singer).

January 16th
1913: Vido Musso (tenor sax/clarinet, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey)
1917: Sandy Block (jazz bassist, Chick Webb Band, Van Alexander Orchestra)
1934: Bob Bogle (bass guitar/lead guitar, The Ventures)
1939: Ray Phillips (lead singer; Nashville Teens).
1942: William Francis
(keyboards, Dr. Hook)
1942: Barbara Lynn (US singer).
1943/44: Ronnie Milsap (US piano, keyboards, singer).
1944: Jim Stafford (guitar, multi-musician, all round entertainer).
1959: Sade Adu/Helen Folasade Adu (UK singer, songwriter, composer, record producer).
1960: Mark C. Deren (DJ, Mark From Holland).
1961: Paul Raven (UK rock bassist; Ministry/Killing Joke)*20.Oct.2007.
1962: Paul Webb (bass, Talk Talk).
1965: Maxine Jones (singer, En Vogue).
1970: Brendan O'Hare (Scottish drummer; Teenage Fanclub).
1976: Stuart Fletcher (UK bassist; Seahorses/The Yard).
1978: Charles Richard "Ricky" Wilson (lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs).
1979: Aaliyah/Aaliyah Dana Haughton (US singer, dancer, actress and model)*25.Aug.2001.
1981: Nick Valensi (US guitar; Strokes).
1982: Samuel Dylan Murray Preston (UK lead singer; The Ordinary Boys).


January 17th
1927: Eartha Kitt (US singer).
1943: Chris Montez/Ezekiel Christopher Montanez (Mexican American singer).
1945: William Hart (vocals; Delfonics).
1948: Mick Taylor (
guitar, slide guitar; John Mayalls Bluesbreakers/Rolling Stones/freelance).
1953: Sheila Hutchinson (vocals; Emotions).
1954: Cheryl Bentyne (US singer; Manhattan Transfer/solo).
1955: Steve Earle (US singer, songwriter).
1956: Paul Antony Young (UK bassist, singer; Streetband/Kat Kool & The Kool Kats/Streetband/Q-Tips).
1958: Jez Strode (UK drummer; Kajagoogoo).
1959: Susanna Hoffs (US rhythm guitarist, vocals, The Bangles).
1960: John Crawford (US bassist, keyboards; Berlin).
1961: Dave Collard (keyboards; Jo Boxers)?
1964: Andy Rourke (UK bassist, The Smiths).
1966: Shabba Ranks/Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon (Jamaican singer, rapper).
1971: Kid Rock/Robert James Ritchie (US singer, multi-musician).
1971: Jon Wysocki (US drummer; Staind).
1978: Ricky Wilson (lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs).

January 18th

1904: Anthony Galla-Rini (US concert accordionist)*30.July.2006
1913: Danny Kaye/David Daniel Kominski
1915: Paul Gunter (drummer; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown) ??
1926: Johnny Bragg (vocals, songwriter; Johnny Bragg & the Prisonaires)
1941: Bobby Goldsboro (US country-pop singer, guitar, composer).
1941: David Ruffin/Davis Eli Ruffin (US vocals; Temptations/solo)*01.June.1991.
1943: Dave Greenslade (UK keyboard; Thunderbird/If/Colisseum/Greenslade).
1944: Larry "Legs" Smith (UK drummer; Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band).
1953: Brett Hudson (US singer; Hudson Brothers).
1954: Tom Bailey
(UK singer, keyboardist; Thompson Twins).
1959: Bob Rosenberg (music producer, remixer, DJ; Will To Power).
1961: Bobby Broom (US jazz guitarist; Kenny Burrel/Deep Blue Organ Trio/Sonny Rollins/solo).
1962 : Darren 'Wiz' Brown (UK lead-singer, guitarist; Serpico/Mega City Four/Ipanema)*06.Dec.2006
1962: Jeremy Healy/Jeremiah Healy (UK guitarist, dj, mixer; Haysi Fantayzee/ E-Zee Possee).
1970: DJ Quik/David Martin Blake (American rapper and record producer).
1971: Jonathan Davis (US vocalist, multi-musician; KoRn/Sexart).
1973: Crispian Mills/Crispian John David Boulting (UK guitar, vocals; Kula Shaker).
1974: Christian Burns (acoustic guitar, vocals; BBMak).
1983: Samantha Mumba (Irish singer, actress).

January 19th
1935: Johnny O'Keefe (Australian singer)*06.Oct.1978.
1939: Phil Everly (singer, songwriter, Everly Brothers).
1941: Joe Butler (vocals; Lovin Spoonful).
1942: Michael Crawford/Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith (UK actor, singer).
1943: Janis Joplin (singer, songwriter; Big Brother & The Holding Company)*4.Oct.1970
1944: Shelley Fabares (US actress, singer).
1944: Laurie London [UK actor, singer).
1946: Dolly Parton (US singer, songwriter, actress).
1947: Rod Evans (UK singer; Deep Purple/ Captain Beyond/ The Maze/ The Horizons).
1948: Harvey Hinsley (singer; Hot Chocolate).
1949: Robert Palmer (singer, songwriter)*26.Sept.2003.

1951: Dewey Bunnell (Anglo-American singer; America).
1954: Francis Buchholz (German bassist; Scorpions).
1957: Mickey Virtue (UK keyboardist; UB40).
1963: Caron Wheeler (vocals, Soul II Soul).
1968: Whitfield Crane (US lead singer; Ugly Kid Joe).
1969: Trey Lorenz (US singer, songwriter).
1971: John Wozniak (US lead singer, guitarist, song writer; Marcy Playground).
1978: Ricky Wilson (UK lead singer; Kaiser Chiefs).

January 20th
1876: Josef Hofmann (Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer)*16.Feb.1957.
1924 Slim Whitman (American country singer, guitarist, songwriter).
Roy Plomley (Desert Island Discs radio presenter)*28.May.1985.
1918: Juan Garca Esquivel (Mexican band leader, pianist, film score composer)*03.Jan2002.
1933: Ron Townson (singer; Fifth Dimension)*02.
1942: William Powell (vocals; The O'Jays)*1977 (cancer).
1943: Rick Evans (US singer, guitarist; Zager and Evans).
1945: Eric Stewart (guitar, keyboards, vocals, Mindenders/ Hotlegs /10cc).
1946: Jimmy Chambers (US singer; Londonbeat).
1948: Mel Pritchard (drummer; Barclay James Harvest)*28.Jan.2004
1951: Ian Hill (UK bassist; Judas Priest).
1952: Paul Stanley
(guitar, vocals; Kiss).
1965: Nathan Moore
(vocals, Brother Beyond/ Pop Idol manager)
1965: John Michael Montgomery (US country singer, rhythm).
1965: Greg Kriesel (UK bass; The Offspring).
1965: Heather Small (UK singer, M People).
1969: Nicky Wire/Nicholas Allen Jones (Welsh bassist; Manic Street Preachers).
1969: Tina O'Neill (UK drummer; We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It)
1970: Mark Trojanowski (drummer; Sister Hazel).

1971: Gary Barlow (UK singer, pianoist, songwriter, Take That/solo).
1979: Will Young (UK singer).
1979: Robert Gregory Bourdon (drums; Linkin Park).

January 21st
1925: Telly Savalas (singer, actor)*22.Jan.1994.
1938: Wolfman Jack/Robert Weston Smith (American DJ)
1931: Rudi Maugeri (Canadian baritone singer, Radio DJ; Crew Cuts)*07.May.2004

1941: Richie Havens (US folk singer).
1941: Placido Domingo (Spanish tenor opera singer).
1942: Edwin Starr (motown/soul singer)*03.April.2003.
1942: Mac Davis (UK singer, songwriter).
1947: Pye Hastings (Scottish guitarist, singer; Caravan).
1947: Jimmy Ibbotson (US multi-musician; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/solo)?
1945: Chris Britton (guitar; Troggs).
1950: Billy Ocean/Leslie Sebastian Charles (Trinidadian singer).
1954: Nigel Glockler (UK drums; Saxon).
1956: Rob Brill (US drummer; Berlin).
1965: Jam Master Jay/Jason Mizell (DJ, rapper; founder & DJ of Run-DMC)*30.Oct.2002
1965: Cordell Crockett (bassist; Ugly Kid Joe)
1966: Robert Del Naja (founder member of The Wild bunch and Massive Attack)
1966: Wendy James (UK vocals; Transvision Vamp/Racine)?
1976: Emma Lee Bunton/Baby spice (UK singer; Spice Girls)
1978: Nokio/Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin (US singer, rapper; Dru Hill).

January 22nd
1931: Sam Cooke (US soul singer)*11.Dec.1964
1940: Addie Harris (vocals, Shirelles)*10.June.1982
1946: Malcolm Mclaren (Sex Pistols manager, vocals, solo artist)
1949: Nigel Pegrum (drummer; Small Faces/Uriah Heep/Steeleye Span/sessionist)
1952: Teddy Gentry (vocals, bass; Alabama)
1949: Steve Perry (lead singer, Journey)
1960: Michael Hutchence (lead singer; INXS)*22.Nov.1997
1965: D.J.Jazzy Jeff/Jeffrey A. Townes (US hip hop DJ/turntablist, keyboardist, producer)
1965: Steve Adler (drums; Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appitite)
1965: Andrew 'Roachford' (UK soul singer, songwriter)
1981: Willa Ford/Amanda Lee Williford (US dance-pop singer-songwriter)
1981: Ben Moody (US guitarist, multi-musician; Evanescence).

January 23rd
1888: Huddie William"Lead Belly"Ledbetter (12 string guitar, blues multi-musician)*06.Dec.1949
1910: Jean-Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt
(Belgium gypsy jazz guitar virtuoso)*16.May.1953
1932: Cyril Davies (UK blues harmonica player and blues musician)*07.Jan.1964.
1933: Chita Rivera (singer/actress)
1944: Jerry Lawson (singer; Persuasions)
1948: Anita Pointer (singer, Pointer Sisters)
1950: Bill Cunningham (bass, up-right bass, piano; The Box Tops)
1950: Danny Federici (grand piano, glockenspiel, accordion, organ; E Street Band)
1953: Robin Zander (guitar, vocals; Cheap Trick/freelance)
1955: Reggie Calloway (trumpet, flute, singer, songwriter; Midnight Star/freelance)
1959: Earl Falconer (bass; UB40)

January 24th
1924: Martti Pokela (Finnish folk kantele player, composer)*23.Aug.2007
1933: Zeke Carey
(lead vocals, tenor vocals; Flamingos)*2001
1936: Doug Kershaw (Fiddler, guitar, singer; Cajun musician)
1938: Kip Anderson (American R & B singer, songwriter, disc jockey)*29.Aug.2007.
1939: Ray Stevens/Harold Ray Ragsdale (US singer, piano, songwriter)
1941: Neil Diamond (singer, songwriter)
1941: Aaron Neville (vocals, Neville Brothers)
1947: Warren Zevon (singer,songwriter, vocals,keyboards,guitar,bass)*7.Sept.2003
1949: John Belushi (Blues Brothers)*5 March.1982
1958: Jools Holland
(piano, keyboards; Squeeze/own jazz band)
1959: Vic Reeves/James "Jim" Roderick Moir (Comedy song 'Wonder Stuff').
1963: Keech Rainwater (drums; Lonestar)
1975: Paul Marazzi (vocals; A1)
1984: Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka (Polish drummer; Decapitated/Dies Irae/Panzer X)*02.Nov.2007.

January 25th
1915: Ewan MacColl (UK folk singer, songwriter, father of Kirsty MacColl)*22.Oct.1989

1927: Tom Jobim (Brazilian composer singer, pianist, guitarist, arranger)*08.Dec.1994
1931: Stig Anderson (producer of Abba, founder of Polar Music record label)*12.Sept.1997
1938: Etta James (US R&B singer)
1949: John Cooper Clarke (Manchester, poet laureate/songwriter)
1950: Michael Cotten (synthesizer; Tubes)
1953: Malcolm Green (UK drums; Split Enz)
1954: Richard Finch (bassist; K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
1956 Andy Cox (UK guitar; Fine Young Cannibals)
1958: Gary Tibbs (bassist; Roxy Music /Adam And The Ants)
1962: Peter Coyle (vocals; Lotus Eaters)
1963: Carl Fysh (vocals; Brother Beyond)
1973: Chris Wilkie (guitarist; Dubstar)
1977: Christian Ingebrigtsen (vocals; A1)
1981: Alicia Keys (US singer, songwriter)

January 26th
1908: Stphane Grappelli (French Jazz violinist)*01.Dec.1997
1926: Ronnie Hilton (UK singer, TV presenter)*20.Feb.2001
1934: Huey "Piano" Smith [US R&B pianist]
1939: Marshall Lieb (singer, guitar, musical supervisor; Teddy Bears/Hollywood Argyles)
1945: Ashley Hutchings (bass;Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band)
1946: Deon Jackson (US soul singer)
1949: Derek Holt (guitarist; Climax Blues Band).
1950: Paul Pena (multi-genre singer, multi-musician)*01.Oct.2005
1951: Andy Hummell (rock bassist; Big Star)
1951: David Briggs (Australian group, Little River Band)
1951: Lucia Mendez (Mexican actress, singer)
1953: Lucinda Williams (US singer, songwriter)
1955: Eddie Van Halen (guitar, keyboards; Van Halen)
1958: Norman Hassan (percussion, trombone; UB40)
1958: Anita Baker (US singer).
1958: B James Lowry (guitar; Boys Band/freelance)
1961: Tom Keifer (guitarist, vocalist; Cinderella)
1963: Andrew Ridgeley (singer; Wham!)
1963: Jazzie B /Beresford Romeo (DJ, producer, Soul II Soul)
1970: Kirk Franklin (gospel singer; Georgia Mass Choir)
1972: Ya Kid K
/Manuela Barbara Kamosi Moaso Djogi (R&B singer from Zaire)
Todor "Toše" Proeski (Macedonian singer, songwriter, humanitarian)*17.Oct.2007.

January 27th
1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer)*5.Dec.1791
1908: Oran 'Hot Lips' Page (singer, trumpeter; Kansas City Jazz Band +many)*05.11.1954.
1918: Elmore James (US blues guitarist, singer)*24.May.1963
1918: Skitch Henderson/Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson (founder of NewYork Pops Orchestra)*01.Nov.2005
1919: David Seville/Ross Bagdasarian (inventor of The Chipmunks, songwriter)*16.Jan.1972
1925: Doc Pomus/Jerome Solon Felder (US blues singer, songwriter)*14.March.1991
1930: Bobby "Blue" Bland (R&B singer)
1937: Buddy Emmons (pedal steele guitar, bass; Roger Miller Band/sessionist/solo)
1944: Nick Mason (drums, Pink Floyd)
1946: Nedra Talley (singer; Ronettes)
1948: Kim Gardner (bass; Ashton Gardner & Dyke)
1951: Brian Downey (drums, percussion; Thin Lizzy)
1951: Seth Justman (keyboards, vocals; J. Geils Band)
1953: Bob Mintzer (US sax player; Yellowjackets/Bob Mintzer Big Band/Buddy Rich/guest).
1955: Richard Young (rhythm guitar, vocals; Kentucky Headhunters)
1961: Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitarist; New Order)
1961: Margo Timmins (Canadian singer; Cowboy Junkies)
1961: Martin Deguille (vocals, guitar; Sigue Sigue Sputnik)
1964: Migi Drummond (drums; Curiosity Killed The Cat)
1968: Tricky/Adrian Thawes (singer, trip-hop artist, actor)
1968: Mike Patton (vocals, bass; Faith No More)
1972: Mark Owen (vocals; Take That)

January 28th
1887: Arthur Rubinstein (Polish pianist; 5 time Grammy award winner)*20.Dec.1982.
1927: Ronnie Scott/Ronald Schatt (UK jazz saxophonist, Ronnie Scott's night club)*23.Dec.1996
1936: Jack Scott/Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jr (Canadian-born songwriter, rockabilly singer).
1941: King Tubby/Osbourne Ruddock (reggae producer)*06.Feb.1989.
1943: Dick Taylor (UK bassist, vocals; Rolling Stones/The Pretty Things).
1943: Brian Keenan (UK drummer, Chambers Brothers/The Losers/Manfred Mann)*05.Oct.1985.
1945: Robert Wyatt-Ellidge (UK singer; Soft Machine/Matching Mole/solo).
1946: Rick Allen (US keyboardist; Box Tops).
1947: David Byron/David Garrick (lead singer; Uriah Heep/solo)*28.Feb.1985
1948: Corky Laing (drums, Mountain/West, Bruce and Laing)
1951: William "Billy Bass" Nelson (bassist; P Funk/Funkadelic/freelance)
1954: Tony Stough (lead guitarist; Plush/The Edge/Wabash)*28.May.2004
1959: Dave Sharp (guitar, vocals, The Alarm)
1962: Leslie "Sam" Phillips (guitar, singer, songwriter, solo)
1963: Dan Spitz (guitarist; Anthrax)
1968: Lawrence Muggerud (DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill)
1968: Rakim/William Griffin Jr (US rapper)
1968: Sarah McLachlan (singer songwriter)
1975: Lee Latchford- Evans (singer - Steps)
1977: Joseph Fatone (N'SYNC)
1977: Tweety (singer; Next)
1980: Nicolas Carter (singer; Backstreet Boys)

January 29th
1929: Acker Bilk (clarinet, jazz bandleader)
1930: Derek Bailey (guitarist, founder of Incus records)*25.Dec.2005.

1933: Sacha Distel (French singer, guitarist)*22.July.2004.
1938: James Jamerson (US bassist; Funk Brothers/session).
1943: Tony Blackburn [UK radio, pirate, & TV DJ; first D.J. on BBC Radio One).
1943: Mark Wynter/Terence Lee Lewis (UK singer, theatre actor).
1944: Andrew Loog Oldham (UK producer, impresario, author; first Rolling Stones manager).
1947: David Byron (UK singer; Uriah Heep)*28.Feb.1985

1952: Tommy Ramone/Thomas Erdelyi (Hungarian born drummer; The Ramones).
1953: Louie Perez (US percussionist, guitarist; Los Lobos/Latin Playboys).
1954: Rob Manzoli (UK singer; Right Said Fred).
1959: Johnny Spampinato (US bassist; NRBQ/sessionist).
1961: Eddie Jackson
(US bassist; Queensrche).
1961: Dave Baynton-Power (UK drummer; James).
1961: Pauline Henry (Scottish singer; Chimes).
1962: Marcus Vere
(UK synthesizers; Living In A Box).
1964: Roddy Frame (Scottish guitarist, singer, songwriter; Aztec Camera).
1968: Richard Battersby (UK drummer; The Wildhearts)?
1981: Jonny Lang/Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr (US blues guitarist, singer).

January 30th
1928: Ruth Brown (US R&B singer)*17.Nov.2006
1936: Horst Jankowski (German jazz & easy listening pianist; band leader/guest)*29.June.1998.
1941: Joe Terranova (US singer; Danny & The Juniors).
: Marty Balin
(US singer; Jefferson Airplane).
1943: Sandy Deane/Yaguda (US singer; Jay and the Americans)?
1947: Steve Marriott (UK singer, guitarist, songwriter; Small Faces/Humble Pie)*20.April.1991.
1949: William King [trumpet; Commodores]
1951: Phil Collins (drums, piano, vocals, Genesis/solo).
1952: Steve Bartek (US guitarist, film composer, conductor, orchestrator.Oingo Boingo).
1959: Jody Watley (vocals,songwriter, dancer; Shalamar).
1959: Mark Eitzel (US guitarist, singer, songwriter; American Music Club/solo).
1964: Angie Stone (UK singer, songwriter, keyboards; Vertical Hold/Mantronix/Devox/solo).

January 31st
1964: Eddie Cantor (American singer, vaudeville performer)*10.Oct.1964
1906: Roosevelt "Honeydripper" Sykes (Jazz Pianist)*17.July.1983
1928: Chuck Willis/Harold Willis (Blues, R&B singer)*10.April.1958
1936: Lester George Sterling (Jamaican saxophone player, trumpet; The Skatalites/solo).
1940: Sandy Yaguda/Sandy Deane (vocals; Jay & The Americans)
1946: Terry Kath (guitarist, Chicago)*23.Jan.1978
1951: Phil Manzanera (guitar, keyboards; Roxy Music/The Explorers/Quiet Sun)

1951: Harry Wayne Casey (keyboards; KC & Sunshine Band)
1952: William "Curley" Smith (drums, vocals, harp; Jo Jo Gunne)
1954: Adrian Vandenburg (guitar; Whitesnake/Manic Eden/Little Caesar)
1956: Johnny Rotten/John Lydon (Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd/Time Zone)
1961: Lloyd Cole (vocals, guitar; the Commotions)
1964: Jeff Hanneman (guitar; Slayer)
1966: Al Doughty /Alan Jaworski (bass; Jesus Jones)
1967: Chad Channing (original drummer; Nirvana/The Fire Ants/Redband/East Of The Equator)
1967: Jason Cooper (drummer; The Cure)
1981: Justin Timberlake (singer; N'Sync)

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January 1st
1953: Hank Williams/Hiram "Hank" King Williams (29) US legendary country singer, guitarist, songwriter. (died of a heart attack in the backseat of a Cadillac on the way to a gig. It was brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol, B12, morphine & whiskey. Over 20,000 mourners attended his funeral).
1984: Alexis Korner (55) French writer, radio presenter , legendary blues and jazz guitarist, "the father of British blues", he was instrumental in bringing together various English blues musicians, such as John Mayall as well as Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who went on to form the Rolling Stones. (cancer).
1991: Buck Ram (73) manager and songwriter to The Platters; he wrote 99% of the Platter's hits such as "Only You", "The Great Pretender", "Twilight Time", he also wrote, produced and/or arranged for The Coasters, The Drifters, Ike and Tina Turner, Ike Cole, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. He wrote the lyrics to "I'll Be Home For Christmas" as a sixteen year old college student as a gift for his mother. (?)
1997: Townes Van Zandt (52) US country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. The film "Be Here to Love Me" chronicling the artist's life and legacy was released in the United States in 2006 (massive pulmonary embolus, blood clot in the lungs).
1997: Hagood Hardy (57) Canadian composer, pianist, and vibraphonist. He is best known for the 1975 single, "The Homecoming," and for his soundtrack to the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea films. (?)
Del Reeves (74) US country singer; he became one of the most successful male country singers of the 1960s, best known for his "girl-watching" novelty-type songs (emphysema).
2007: Tad Jones (54) US music historian and researcher best known for discovering Louis Armstrong's correct birthdate.He was co-author of "Up From the Cradle of Jazz", long anticipated book on the early life of Louis Armstrong was almost complete when he died. (died unexpectedly from a fall).

January 2
1973: Joe Harriott/Joe Arthurlin (44)
Jamacian alto saxophonist moved to UK in 1951, big influence in the British Jazz world (died of cancer).
1977: Errol Garner (55) US jazz pianist and composer whose distinctive and melodic style brought him both popular acclaim and the admiration of peers. It is a well-known fact that Garner was never able to read sheet music (?)
1981: David Lynch (52) Original member of the Platters - tenor singer (cancer)
1997: Randy California (45) US guitarist, singer, songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit (drowned when rescuing his 12-year old son when he was sucked into a riptide in the surf off Hawaii).
2000: Nathaniel Adderley (68) American jazz cornetist who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley ().
2002: Armi Aavikko (43) Finnish singer; best known for her duets with Ilkka Lipsanen, (artist name "Danny"). She was chosen as Miss Finland in 1977 (pneumonia, brought on by chronic alcoholism)
2002: Zachary Sebastian Rex James 'Zac' Foley (31) UK bassist for the band EMF (died due to an overdose of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, barbiturates and alcohol).
2006: Bill DeArango (84) US jazz guitarist, played and recorded with all icons like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (dementia).
Ben Marlin (31) US bassist with the brutal death metal band Disgorge (cancer).

January 3
1967: Mary Garden (92)
an important Scottish soprano with a substantial career in France and America in the first third of the 20th century. She was described as "the Sarah Bernhardt of opera". (dementia).
1980: Amos Milburn (52)
US blues & boogie pianist, singer; one of the greatest pioneers in the history of R&B pounded out some of the most hellacious boogies of the postwar era, usually recording in Los Angeles for Aladdin Records, specializing in good-natured upbeat romps about booze and its effects (good & bad) that proved massive hits during the immediate pre-rock era. (heart problems)
David Lynch (51) tenor vocals; one of the original members of the Platters singing group formed in the 1950's(cancer)
2002: Juan Garca Esquivel (83) Mexican band leader, pianist, and film score composer. He's known today mostly for creating unique jazz and lounge music. He arranged many traditional Mexican songs like "Besame Mucho", "La Bamba", "El Manisero"(Cuban/Mexican) and "La Bikina"(?)
2002: Zak Foley (31) bassist, EMF (died after a cocktail of drink and drugs while celebrating the New Year festivities)

January 4
1970: Neil Boland ()
Chauffeur (The Who's drummer, Keith Moon ran over him. Moon was escaping from a Gang of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Moon had never passed his driving test).
1981: Ruth Lowe (66) Canadian songwriter, pianist; She wrote the song "I'll Never Smile Again" after her husband died during surgery. The song was later covered by many artists, including Frank Sinatra (his first great hit) and The Ink Spots. Also she composed the Frank Sinatra hit "Put Your Dreams Away", Frank's 'signature' song, and was played at his funeral (?).
1986: Phil Lynott (36) Irish singer, bassist, songwriter, composer, founder member of Thin Lizzy (heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose)
1991: Leo Wright (57) A first-rate bop-oriented alto saxophonist, clarinetist, he was also one of the finest flutists jazz has known.().
1998: John Gary (66) American pop vocalist, crooner; considered by many to be one of the best crooners due to his extaordinary breath control and tonal quality of his voice. He had an exceptionally wide range of three octaves ()
2004: Jake Hess (76) American singer Grammy Award-winning gospel singer in the southern United States and founder of The Imperials (heart attack).

January 5
1976: Mal Evans (40)
Roadie, Beatles (shot dead by police at his Los Angeles apartment; he pointed a rifle at the police while upset).
1979: Charles Mingus (56) Jazz pianist & bassist, bandleader (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease).
1997: Burton Lane (84) American composer and lyricist; best known for his Broadway musicals, Finian's Rainbow and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, also credited with discovering the 11-year-old Frances Gumm aka Judy Garland (?).
1998: Sonny Bono (62) Singer duo Sonny & Cher, solo (killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe).
1998: Ken Forssi (55) US bassist; Love /studio sessionist (brain cancer).
2005: Danny Sugerman (50) US music manager; the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including 'No One Here Gets Out Alive' co-authored with Jerry Hopkins, and the autobiography 'Wonderland Avenue'. He also managed Iggy Pop, and wrote Appetite For Destruction: The Days of Guns 'N Roses (lung cancer).

January 6
1980: Georgeanna
Marie Tillman (36) US singer with the Marvelettes, Motown (sickle cell anemia).
Joe Farrell/Joseph Carl Firrantello (48) US jazz saxophonist and flutist; played with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band. He is best known for performance with Chick Corea in Return to Forever, as well for a series of albums under his own name on the CTI label. He also recorded with Charles Mingus, Andrew Hill, Jaki Byard and Elvin Jones. (?)
1993: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (75)US jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz (cancer).
1996: Adrienne Brown (47)
James Brown's wife. (suffered a heart attack during a major plastic surgery operation)
1999: Michel Petrucciani (36) French jazz pianist (died at from a pulmonary infection).
2006: Lou Rawls (72) US jazz-soul-R&B singer/songwriter (lung cancer).
2007: "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow (72) Pedal steel guitarist, co-founded influential 1960s country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers (complications of Alzheimer's disease).

January 7
1964: Cyril Davies (32) one of the first UK blues harmonica players and blues musician. (leukaemia).
1980: Larry Williams (44)US singer, saxophone, keyboards, piano; best known for writing and recording some Rock'n'Roll standards from 1957 to 1959 for Specialty Records, including "Bony Moronie" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (died from a gun-shot wound in his Los Angeles, California home. The death was deemed suicide, though there was much speculation otherwise. No suspects were ever arrested or charged).
2002: Jon Lee (33) the original drummer for the successful British rock band Feeder. (found hanged at his Miami home).
2004: John Guerin (64) Session drummer; Self-taught on drums, percussion and keyboards, an extremely successful "crossover" artist, frequently bridging the gaps between jazz and rock with his expansive drum vocabulary (pneumonia)

January 8
1979: Sara Carter (80) American country musician; known for her deep and distinctive singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930's. She married A. P. Carter on June 18, 1915 (??).
1991: Steve Clark (
30) the co-lead guitarist for British heavy metal band Def Leppard (drug overdose)
2002: David McWilliams (54) Singer, songwriter, guitarist; never had a 'hit' in England, he was very popular on continental Europe, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan. (heart attack).

January 9
1995: Peter Cook (57) Comedian, writer, UK TV music show 'Revolver'; he was an English satirist, writer and comedian who is widely regarded as the leading figure in the British satire boom of the 1960s.(internal haemorrhaging).

January 10
1972: Al Goodman (81) Russian songwriter, stage composer, musical director, arranger, conductor, and pianist; wrote some memorable songs such as "When hearts Are Young", "Call Of Love" and "Twlilight". He also worked on several musicals such as 'The Band Wagon', 'Good News' and 'Ziegfeld Follies' (?).
1976: Howlin Wolf/Chester Arthur Burnett (65)
Blues guitarist, singer, harmonica player; an experimental bluesman who formulated a wide range of moods and possibilities for his songs. His raw, rasping, fierce voice, combined with his imposing physical presence and wild stage abandon, made him unforgettable. His influence stretched far beyond the realm of the blues (died peacefully, complications arising from kidney disease).
1987: Marion Hutton/Marion Thornburg (67) American singer and actress; Discovered by Glenn Miller while singing with the Vincent Lopez Orchestra (cancer).
1997: Kenneth Pickett (54) UK singer for the psychedelic rock band, The Creation (heart attack).
2001: Bryan Gregory (46) US founder member and guitarist of The Cramps (heart attack).

January 11
1952: Aureliano Pertile (67) Italian tenor singer; one of the twentieth century's most important tenors (He died in Milan, where he was teaching at the Conservatory)

1996: Ike Isaacs (73)
Burmese guitarist; described as a master, he was the dominant guitarist in English jazz. He played with all the greats, including a 2 year world tour with Stephane Grapelli ()
1999: Barry Pritchard (55)
vocal, guitar, keyboard, Fortunes (heart attack).
2002: Mickey Finn (55) percussion, T Rex/Tyrannosaurus Rex.(kidney and liver problems).
2004: Max Duane Barnes (67) singerwith the Golden Rockets
, songwriter; his songs recorded by George Jones, Vince Gill, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Vern Gosdin, the Kendalls, Randy Travis, Pam Tillis, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, John Anderson and Eddy Raven, among others. (pneumonia)
2005: Jimmy Griffin (61)
Guitarist for Bread, after which he went solo (cancer).
2005: Spencer Dryden (67) drummer for Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage & Dinosaurs.(cancer).
2007: Puchi Balseiro (81) Puerto Rican singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, radio & television personality. Among many other things she also originated, produced, and directed the: "Festivales del Filin"...The Feeling Festivals (?).

January 12
1983: Anthony "Rebop" Kwaku Baah/Remi Kabaka (37)
Nigerian-Swedish percussionist. with Traffic; also played with Ginger Baker's Air Force, Wings and other bands (brain haemorrhage while in Stockholm).
2003: Maurice Gibb (53) Singer, songwriter, Bee Gees (heart attack during abdominal surgery).
2004: Randy VanWarmer
(48) Singer, songwriter, composer; best remembered for his 1979 pop smash, "Just When I Needed You Most." (died after a long battle with leukaemia).
Alice Coltrane (69) Jazz Pianist, harpist, composer, wife of the late saxophone legend John Coltrane (respiratory failure).

January 13
1963: Sonny Clark/Conrad Yeatis (31)
American hard jazz & bop pianist: leader/sideman/guest (heroine overdose)
1974: Raoul Jobin/Joseph Romo (67)
Canadian tenor; honoured as a MasterWorks by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada in 2001 ().
1979: Donny Hathaway (33)
Soul singer (apparent suicide falling from a 15th floor New York hotel window)
1983: Barry Galbraith (63)
US jazz guitarist; played with all the greats ().
2005: Nell Rankin (81) American mezzo-soprano and opera singer; the first American to win the International Music Competition in Geneva ()
2007: Michael Brecker (57) influential and versatile tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned nearly four decades (sadly lost his courageous battle with leukemia)

January 14
1965: Jeanette MacDonald (61) American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films; appeared in grand opera, concerts, radio, and television. She was one of most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing grand opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers (heart problems).
1986: Daniel Balavoine (33)
French singer; chorus-singer in the musical La Rvolution franaise, then as a backing singer at the concerts of Patrick Juvet. The latter offers Balavoine the opportunity to record a song on one of his albums. This break enabled him to be noticed as a singer-songwriter by Lo Missir, artistic director at Barclay Records with whom he formed a very strong bond. (while flying over the Paris-Dakar motor rally, he died, along with Thierry Sabine and three other people, when their helicopter crashed into a dune in Mali, Africa).
1992: Jerry Nolan (45)
Drummer for the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers (while being treated for bacterial meningitis and bacterial pneumonia, he suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered. He spent his final weeks on a life support system)

January 15
1964: Jack Teagarden (58)
American bandleader, trombonist, dixieland vocalist; recorded with such notable bandleaders and sidemen as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Jimmy McPartland, Mezz Mezzrow, Glenn Miller, and Eddie Condon (pneumonia)
1980: David Whitfield (
UK singer; he was the first ever UK vocalist to earn a gold disc; the first to have a hit placed in the Top Ten of the US Singles Chart; and the first artist from Britain to sell over one million copies of one disc in America (brain haemorrhage while in Australia)
1992: Dee Murray (45)
bass player with the Elton John band; a talented musician whose gift for melody, placement, and an understated, yet profound technique, plus his standout work as a backing vocalist, puts him in an elite class among rock bassists.(skin cancer)
1993: Sammy Cahn (79) a four times Academy Award-winning American lyricist, songwriter and musician, best known for his romantic lyrics to tin pan alley and Broadway songs, as recorded by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many others. He played the piano and violin (?).
1994: Harry Nilsson (52) American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist. As of 2006, Nilsson's final album, tentatively titled 'Papa's Got a Brown New Robe', has not been released. (died in his sleep, heart failure the night he completed his last album)
1996: Les Baxter (73) US saxophonist, pianist; composed and arranged for the top swing bands of the '40s and '50s, but he is better known as the founder of exotica, a variation of easy listening that glorified the sounds and styles of Polynesia, Africa, and South America, even as it retained the traditional string-and-horn arrangements of instrumental pop.(kidney failure)
1998: Junior Wells/Amos Blakemore (63)
blues vocalist and harmonica player based in Chicago,famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & appeared in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000 (he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in the summer of 1997. That fall, he suffered a heart attack while undergoing treatment, sending him into a coma. Wells stayed in the coma until he passed away)
1999: Marion Ryan (67) UK singer (heart failure following the onset of pneumonia)
2001: Bob Braun (71) US television host; his daily 90-minute show was syndicated throughout the heartland of America, and featured a live band, singers, and special guests (Parkinson's disease and cancer)
2003: Doris Fisher (87) US singer and songwriter; sang with Big Bands, on the radio, with the Eddie Duchin Orchestra and led the group "Penny Wise and Her Wise Guys".(died in L.A., California)
2004: Terje "Valfar" Bakken (25) Lead singer and founder of the Norwegian Black/Folk Metal band Windir. (he went out on a walk towards his family's cabin at Fagereggi, but he never arrived. Three days later, authorities found his body at Reppastlen in the Sogndal valley. Valfar had been caught in a snow storm and suffered death from hypothermia).
2005: Victoria de los Angeles (81) Catalan Spanish operatic soprano ()


January 16
1963: Ike Quebec (44) American tenor saxophone player; an accomplished dancer and pianist, he switched to tenor sax as his primary instrument in his early 20s, and quickly earned a reputation. He recorded for Blue Note records in the 40's, and also served as a talent scout for the label, helping pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell come to wider attention and, due to his exceptional sight reading skills, was an uncredited impromptu arranger for many Blue Note sessions. (lung cancer).
1972: David Seville/Ross Bagdasarian
(52) voice & inventor of The Chipmunks, pianist, songwriter (heart attack)
1990: Fritz "Freddy" Brocksieper (78) German jazz drummer, percussionist; freelance/bandleader ()
Cladys "Jabbo" Smith (82) US jazz trumpeter and singer; he made a comeback in the late 1960s. Many young musicians, fans, and record collectors were surprised to learn that the star of those great 1920s recordings was still alive. Jabbo successfully played with bands and shows in New York, New Orleans, Louisiana, London, and France through the 1970s and into the 1980s ().
2000: Will "Dub" Jones (71)
US singer; bass vocalist for The Coasters and The Cadets. His best known vocals were on The Cadets' biggest hit "Stranded In The Jungle" and his bass vocals on The Coasters' hits "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown" (?).
2007: Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson (72)
lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group the Spaniels, who lent his tenor to hits like "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" and influenced generations of later artists (cancer).

January 17
1970: Billy Stewart (33) R&B singer; with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, who enjoyed popularity in the early 1960s. Inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame in 1982 (Stewart and three of his band were killed when their car crashed off a bridge into the Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina).
: Georges Cziffra (72)Hungarian virtuoso pianist; Cziffra became noted at the age of five, improvising on popular tunes in bars and circuses (heart attack resulting from series of complications from lung cancer).

January 18
1997: Keith Diamond (46)
songwriter and producer who worked with artists such as Donna Summer, Michael Bolton and Mick Jagger. Diamond also produced and wrote Billy Ocean's "Suddenly," "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)," "Loverboy," and "Mystery Lady," as well as producing and managing groups such as Starpoint and Fredrick Thomas. (heart attack)
1990: Mel Appleby (23) UK singer; Mel and Kim (Pneumonia following treatment for spinal cancer)

January 19
1998: Carl Perkins (65) Singer, guitarist, songwriter;a pioneer of rockabilly music, his influence as the quintessential rockabilly artist has played a big part in the development of every generation of rockers to come down the path since, from the Beatles' George Harrison to the Stray Cats' Brian Setzer (died after suffering two strokes)
2006: Wilson Pickett (63) US soul singer; one of the roughest and passionate, working up some of the decade's hottest dancefloor grooves on hits like "In the Midnight Hour," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," and "Funky Broadway.", a major figure in the development of Southern soul music.(heart attack)
2007: Denny Doherty (66) member of the folk-rock group the Mamas and the Papas, known for their soaring harmonies (died at his of kidney failure following surgery on a abdominal aneurysm)

January 20
1965: Alan Freed/Moondog (43) American disc-jockey who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. (uraemia and liver cirrhosis).
1996: Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (68) one of the greatest ever baritone sax players (died following complications from knee surgery, he had also been suffering from liver cancer)
1999: Bill Albaugh (53) Drummer, Lemon Pipers
2000: Ray Jones (60) Original bass player; Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas ()

January 21
1984: Jackie Wilson (49) US Soul singer;his solo career began with 1957's "Reet Petite," written by the then-unknown Berry Gordy, Jr. and recorded on the Brunswick Records label. His dynamic stage performances earned him the nickname "Mr. Excitement." & his performance of "Lonely Teardrops" on the Ed Sullivan Show is considered one of the show's classics.(He had been in care ever since suffering a heart attack during a stage performance in 1975. His medical costs were paid for by Elvis Presley and soul singer Al Green, was one of the very few artists who regularly visited a bed-ridden Jackie).
Billy Tipton/Dorothy Lucille Tipton (74) US jazz pianist and saxophonist; gradually gained success and recognition as a musician when in 1936, she/he was the leader of a band playing on KFXR. She lived half her life as a woman and her latter half as a man (a hemorrhaging ulcer).
1996: Dennis Fuller (37) singer of London Boys (killed in a car crash while traveling in Austrian Alps on a dangerous mountain road, and another car was trying to pass at the opposite side of the road. The accident was a head-on collision with a drunken Swiss)
1996: Edem Ephraim (37) singer of London Boys (killed in a car crash while traveling in Austrian Alps on a dangerous mountain road, and another car was trying to pass at the opposite side of the road. The accident was a head-on collision with a drunken Swiss.
Edem's wife and a DJ friend also died)
1997: Tom Parker (87) manager and agent to Elvis Presley
1997: Irwin Levine (58) Songwriter (kidney failure)
2002: Peggy Lee/
Norma Deloris Egstrom (81) Legendary jazz singer with The Benny Goodman Band, actress; became famous for her singular voice, sexy, subtle, simultaneously smoky and cool. and her unique jazz-inflected interpretations of popular tunes. (complications from diabetes and cardiac disease)

January 22

1982: Tommy Tucker (48)
US R&B singer, pianist and songwriter best known for the 1964 hit "High Heel Sneakers", (overcome by poisonous fumes while renovating the floors of his New York home)
1984: Dill Jones (60)British jazz pianist; Harry Parry Quartet/solo/freelance (throat cancer)
1994: Telly Savalas (70)
US actor, singer; released several records, the most remembered were his version of "If", that was No.1 in Europe for 10 weeks (prostrate cancer).
2002: Henry "Hank" Cosby (74) saxophonist in the famed Funk Brothers and an African American songwriter and record producer for Motown Records.(complications from a cardiac bypass surgery).
2006: Janette Carter (82) US singer, autoharpist, folklorist;
the last living child of A.P. and Sara Carter of the Carter Family formed in 1926, the "First Family of Country Music." They recorded more than three hundred folk songs - songs in the public domain, which later became known as Carter songs. She also championed the cause of traditional American roots music into the 21st century.(Parkinson's disease).

January 23
1548: Bernardo Pisano/Pagoli (57)
an Italian composer, priest, singer, and scholar of the Renaissance. He was one of the first madrigalists, and the first composer anywhere to have a printed collection of secular music devoted entirely to himself ()
Paul Robeson (77) multi-lingual American actor, athlete, footballer, bass-baritone concert singer, writer, civil rights activist, Spingarn Medal winner, and Stalin peace prize laureate; he sang in and was conversant in more than 20 languages ()
1978: Terry Kath (31) Singer, guitarist, Chicago (accidentally shot himself dead while cleaning, with what he believed was an unloaded gun)
1990: Allen Collins (37) Guitarist, founder member of Lynyrd Skynyrd;a 1986 drunk-driving accident killed Allen's girlfriend and left him paralyzed from the waist down, and with limited use of his arms and hands, he never play guitar onstage again. (pneumonia, as a result of his earlier accident)
Wayne Raney (71) US country music singer, harmonica player; he and his longtime stage partner Lonnie Glosson sold millions of harmonicas through the mail and did much to establish the harmonica as an instrument accessible and popular everywhere.(died of cancer).
1997: Billy MacKenzie (39) Scottish singer; Associates; notable for his powerful voice and vast vocal range. (suicide, overdosing on prescription drugs in his father's garden shed)
1998: Johnny Funches (62) US soul singer, lead tenor with the Dells (emphysema)

January 24
1886: Edwin Fischer (73)
Swiss pianist and conductor one of the great pianists of the 20th century and one of the finest piano teachers of modern times ()
1963: Otto Harbach (90)
US Song writer
1970: James Sheppard () US singer
1995: David Cole (37)
vocals, rapper, mixer, producer; C+C Music Factory (Spinal Meningitis).

January 25
1976: Chris Kenner (46) US singer, songwriter; in 1962 he produced his most enduring song, "Land of 1,000 Dances," which was recorded by Cannibal & the Headhunters and Wilson Pickett. Kenner's recordings were marked by his rough-hewn voice & the elegant arrangements & piano of Toussaint ()
1986: Albert Grossman ()
Manager of Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, Todd Rundgren ()
1983: Lamar Williams (36) Bassist, Allman Brothers (cancer)
2005: Ray Peterson (65) US pop singer with a 4 octave singing voice.(cancer)

January 26
1989: Donnie Elbert (53)
US soul singer; His reputation was secured by "A Little Piece Of Leather", a compulsive performance highlighting Elbert's irresistible falsetto voice. The song became a standard at UK soul clubs, when released on the Sue label.(stroke).
1998: S.P. Leary (67) Texan Blues drummer

January 27

1901: Giuseppe Verdi (87)
Italian composer in vocal, opera, chamber, choral genres. It was suggested that effective opera after Rossini was not possible. Verdi, however, took the form to new heights of drama and musical expression. (He died 6 days after suffering a stroke)
1972: Mahalia Jackson (60)
American gospel singer; Johnson Brothers/solo. She was widely regarded as the best in the history of the genre.(Heart failure and diabetes)
1986: Nikhil Banerjee (55) Indian sitarist, composer, teacher; one of India's most prominent sitar players of the second half of the 20th Century. He spent three months each summer teaching, performing, and lecturing/demonstrating at U. C. Berkeley.()
2006: Gene McFadden (56) singer in the duo McFadden & Whitehead; former member of the Epsilons, a group managed by Otis Redding until his untimely death in 1967 (liver and lung cancer)

January 28
1974: Ed Allen (76) US jazz cornetist; Earl Hines/big bands/freelance ().
1983: Billy Fury/Ronald Wycherley (43)
British Rock & Roll singer (heart failure)
2000: Thomas "Beans" Bowles (73) US sax player with Motown, band leader and freelance. He played on many top hits and he originated the idea of the Motortown Revue, which took Motown's young talent on the road, spurring record sales and jump-starting careers (prostate cancer)
2003: Keven Conner (28) Singer, H-Town (SUV ran a red light and crashed into the car he was a passenger in, which had just picked him up from the recording studio)
2003: Stan Martin/Stanley Martin Feuerman (64) US radio host, DJ; guests on his radio shows were the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett. He was also a M.C. for cabaret shows. (stroke)
2004: Mel Pritchard (56) drummer; Barclay James Harvest ()
2005: Jim Capaldi (60)
drummer, singer and songwriter; Traffic/guest/ solo (stomach cancer)

January 29
1981: Cozy Cole (71)
Influencial American jazz drummer: all jazz bands
and own quintet ()
1992: Willie Dixon (76)
A producer, songwriter, bassist, and singer, he helped Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and others find their most commercially successful voices. He was the foremost blues composers and performers. From his musical roots in the Mississippi Delta and Chicago, Dixon created a body of work that reflected the changing times in which he lived. His later songs kept pace with dynamic world issues (heart failure)
Malachi Favors () US avant-garde jazz sessionist, double bass player; but also played the electric bass guitar, banjo, zither, gong, and other instruments.()
2005: Eric Griffiths (65) guitarist in the original line-up of The Quarry Men with school pal John Lennon. They sacked him when George Harrison joined the band (cancer of the pancreas)

January 30
1978: Greg Herbert (30) US sax player, with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Pat Martino, Blood Sweat & Tears, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, and Chuck Israels' National Jazz Ensemble and others (died of an accidental drug overdose while on tour in Europe with Blood Sweat & Tears).
1980: Professor Longhair/Henry Roeland Byrd (61)
US blues pianist, composer; Shuffling Hungarians/The 4 Long Hairs and many more alias's. His signature song, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" is still the theme song of New Orleans Mardi Gras, which he recorded in 1949 (heart attack)
1982: Sam Lightnin Hopkins (70)
a great blues guitarist, singer; His distinctive style often included playing, in effect, bass, rhythm, lead, percussion, and vocals, all at the same time. His musical phrasing would often include a long low note at the beginning, the rhythm played in the middle range, then the lead in the high range. By playing this quickly - with occasional slaps of the guitar - the effect of bass, rhythm, percussion and lead would be created. He influenced many guitarists including Jimi Hendrix ()
2002: Carlo Karges (50) German musician; guitar, keyboards, songwriter for among others Tomorrows Gift and Nena. He is co-author of the Nena hit 99 Luftballons (liver failure)

January 31
1970: Slim Harpo
/Harmonica Slim/James Moore (46) Influential blues - R&B singer, harmonica player; Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, ZZ Topp and many other artists have covered his hits (heart attack).

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