January Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musicians and singers who died in January

December Died on January 1 February

 
Hank Williams was
29 years 3 months 15 days old when he died on 1 January 1953, 64 years ago
Hank would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 17 September 1923
 
Alexis Korner was
55 years 8 months 13 days old when he died on 1 January 1984, 33 years ago
Alexis would be 89 if still alive. He was born on 19 April 1928
 
Townes Van Zandt was
52 years 9 months 25 days old when he died on 1 January 1997, 20 years ago
Townes would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 7 March 1944
 
Fred Milano was
72 years 4 months 6 days old when he died on 1 January 2012, 5 years ago
Fred would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 26 August 1939
 
Patti Page was
85 years 1 month 24 days old when she died on 1 January 2013, 4 years ago
Patti would be 90 if still alive. She was born on 8 November 1927
 
Jeff Golub was
59 years 8 months 17 days old when he died on 1 January 2015, 2 years ago
Jeff would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 15 April 1955

December Died on January 2 February

 
Randy California was
45 years 10 months 13 days old when he died on 2 January 1997, 20 years ago
Randy would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 20 February 1951
 
Larry Reinhardt was
63 years 5 months 26 days old when he died on 2 January 2012, 5 years ago
Larry would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 7 July 1948
 
Jay Traynor was
70 years 9 months 3 days old when he died on 2 January 2014, 3 years ago
Jay would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 30 March 1943
 
Little Jimmy Dickens was
94 years 14 days old when he died on 2 January 2015, 2 years ago
Little Jimmy would be 96 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1920

December Died on January 3 February

 
Bob Weston was
64 years 2 months 2 days old when he died on 3 January 2012, 5 years ago
Bob would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 1 November 1947
 
Phil Everly was
74 years 11 months 15 days old when he died on 3 January 2014, 3 years ago
Phil would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 19 January 1939

December Died on January 4 February

 
Phil Lynott was
36 years 4 months 15 days old when he died on 4 January 1986, 31 years ago
Phil would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 20 August 1949
 
Gerry Rafferty was
63 years 8 months 19 days old when he died on 4 January 2011, 6 years ago
Gerry would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 16 April 1947
 
Mick Karn was
52 years 5 months 11 days old when he died on 4 January 2011, 6 years ago
Mick would be 59 if still alive. He was born on 24 July 1958

December Died on January 5 February

 
Charles Mingus was
56 years 8 months 14 days old when he died on 5 January 1979, 38 years ago
Charles would be 95 if still alive. He was born on 22 April 1922
 
Sonny Bono was
62 years 10 months 20 days old when he died on 5 January 1998, 19 years ago
Sonny would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 16 February 1935

December Died on January 6 February

 
Dizzy Gillespie was
75 years 2 months 16 days old when he died on 6 January 1993, 24 years ago
Dizzy would be 100 if still alive. He was born on 21 October 1917
 
Lou Rawls was
72 years 1 month 5 days old when he died on 6 January 2006, 11 years ago
Lou would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 1 December 1933
 
Ron Asheton was
60 years 5 months 20 days old when he died on 6 January 2009, 8 years ago
Ron would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 17 July 1948

December Died on January 7 February

 
Cyril Davies was
31 years 11 months 15 days old when he died on 7 January 1964, 53 years ago
Cyril would be 85 if still alive. He was born on 23 January 1932
 
Phil Kennemore was
57 years 2 months 18 days old when he died on 7 January 2011, 6 years ago
Phil would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 20 October 1953

December Died on January 8 February

 
Steve Clark was
30 years 8 months 16 days old when he died on 8 January 1991, 26 years ago
Steve would be 57 if still alive. He was born on 23 April 1960
 
Andrae Crouch was
72 years 6 months 7 days old when he died on 8 January 2015, 2 years ago
Andrae would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 1 July 1942
 
Peter Sarstedt was
75 years 29 days old when he died on 8 January 2017
Peter would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 10 December 1941

December Died on January 9 February

 
Dave Dee was
67 years 23 days old when he died on 9 January 2009, 8 years ago
Dave would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 17 December 1941
 
Jon Hagar was
67 years 4 months 10 days old when he died on 9 January 2009, 8 years ago
Jon would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 30 August 1941

December Died on January 10 February

 
Howlin' Wolf was
65 years 7 months old when he died on 10 January 1976, 41 years ago
Howlin' would be 107 if still alive. He was born on 10 June 1910
 
Kenny Pickett was
56 years 4 months 7 days old when he died on 10 January 1997, 20 years ago
Kenny would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 3 September 1940
 
Bryan Gregory was
49 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 10 January 2001, 16 years ago
Bryan would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 20 February 1951
 
Rod Allen was
63 years 9 months 10 days old when he died on 10 January 2008, 9 years ago
Rod would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 31 March 1944
 
Mick Green was
65 years 10 months 19 days old when he died on 10 January 2010, 7 years ago
Mick would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 22 February 1944
 
Tim Drummond was
74 years 8 months 21 days old when he died on 10 January 2015, 2 years ago
Tim would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 20 April 1940
 
David Bowie was
69 years 2 days old when he died on 10 January 2016
David would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 8 January 1947

December Died on January 11 February

 
Mickey Finn was
55 years 7 months 8 days old when he died on 11 January 2003, 14 years ago
Mickey would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1947
 
Spencer Dryden was
66 years 9 months 4 days old when he died on 11 January 2005, 12 years ago
Spencer would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 7 April 1938
 
Jimmy Griffin was
61 years 5 months 1 day old when he died on 11 January 2005, 12 years ago
Jimmy would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 10 August 1943
 
Tommy Allsup was
85 years 1 month 18 days old when he died on 11 January 2017
Tommy would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 24 November 1931

December Died on January 12 February

 
Maurice Gibb was
53 years 21 days old when he died on 12 January 2003, 14 years ago
Maurice would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 22 December 1949

December Died on January 13 February

 
Donny Hathaway was
33 years 3 months 12 days old when he died on 13 January 1979, 38 years ago
Donny would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 1 October 1945
 
Michael Brecker was
57 years 9 months 15 days old when he died on 13 January 2007, 10 years ago
Michael would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 29 March 1949
 
Teddy Pendergrass was
59 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 13 January 2010, 7 years ago
Teddy would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 26 March 1950
 
Ronny Jordan was
51 years 1 month 15 days old when he died on 13 January 2014, 3 years ago
Ronny would be 55 if still alive. He was born on 29 November 1962
 
Trevor 'Dozy' Ward-Davies was
70 years 1 month 17 days old when he died on 13 January 2015, 2 years ago
Trevor would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 27 November 1944

December Died on January 14 February

 
Jerry Nolan was
45 years 8 months 7 days old when he died on 14 January 1992, 25 years ago
Jerry would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 7 May 1946
 
Robbie France was
52 years 1 month 9 days old when he died on 14 January 2012, 5 years ago
Robbie would be 58 if still alive. He was born on 5 December 1959

December Died on January 15 February

 
Dee Murray was
45 years 9 months 12 days old when he died on 15 January 1992, 25 years ago
Dee would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 3 April 1946
 
Harry Nilsson was
52 years 7 months old when he died on 15 January 1994, 23 years ago
Harry would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 15 June 1941
 
Junior Wells was
63 years 1 month 6 days old when he died on 15 January 1998, 19 years ago
Junior would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 9 December 1934
 
Harvey James was
58 years 3 months 26 days old when he died on 15 January 2011, 6 years ago
Harvey would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 20 September 1952
 
Kim Fowley was
75 years 5 months 25 days old when he died on 15 January 2015, 2 years ago
Kim would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 21 July 1939

December Died on January 16 February

 
Gary Loizzo was
70 years 5 months old when he died on 16 January 2016
Gary would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 16 August 1945

December Died on January 17 February

 
Johnny Otis was
90 years 20 days old when he died on 17 January 2012, 5 years ago
Johnny would be 95 if still alive. He was born on 28 December 1921
 
Dale Griffin was
67 years 2 months 24 days old when he died on 17 January 2016
Dale would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 24 October 1948

December Died on January 18 February

 
Kate McGarrigle was
63 years 11 months 12 days old when she died on 18 January 2010, 7 years ago
Kate would be 71 if still alive. She was born on 6 February 1946
 
Dallas Taylor was
66 years 9 months 11 days old when he died on 18 January 2015, 2 years ago
Dallas would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 7 April 1948
 
Glenn Frey was
67 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 18 January 2016
Glenn would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1948

December Died on January 19 February

 
Carl Perkins was
65 years 9 months 10 days old when he died on 19 January 1998, 19 years ago
Carl would be 85 if still alive. He was born on 9 April 1932
 
Wilson Pickett was
64 years 10 months 1 day old when he died on 19 January 2006, 11 years ago
Wilson would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 18 March 1941
 
Denny Doherty was
66 years 1 month 21 days old when he died on 19 January 2007, 10 years ago
Denny would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 29 November 1940
 
John Stewart was
68 years 4 months 14 days old when he died on 19 January 2008, 9 years ago
John would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 5 September 1939
 
Steve Knight was
77 years 8 months 7 days old when he died on 19 January 2013, 4 years ago
Steve would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 12 May 1935

December Died on January 20 February

 
Etta James was
73 years 11 months 26 days old when she died on 20 January 2012, 5 years ago
Etta would be 79 if still alive. She was born on 25 January 1938
 
Edgar Froese was
70 years 7 months 14 days old when he died on 20 January 2015, 2 years ago
Edgar would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 6 June 1944

December Died on January 21 February

 
Lamar Williams was
34 years 7 days old when he died on 21 January 1983, 34 years ago
Lamar would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 14 January 1949
 
Jackie Wilson was
49 years 7 months 12 days old when he died on 21 January 1984, 33 years ago
Jackie would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 9 June 1934
 
Maggie Roche was
65 years 2 months 26 days old when she died on 21 January 2017
Maggie would be 66 if still alive. She was born on 26 October 1951

December Died on January 22 February

 
Peter Bardens was
56 years 7 months 3 days old when he died on 22 January 2002, 15 years ago
Peter would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 19 June 1945
 
Pete Overend Watts was
69 years 8 months 9 days old when he died on 22 January 2017
Pete would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 13 May 1947
 
Jaki Liebezeit was
78 years 7 months 27 days old when he died on 22 January 2017
Jaki would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 26 May 1938

December Died on January 23 February

 
Terry Kath was
31 years 11 months 23 days old when he died on 23 January 1978, 39 years ago
Terry would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 31 January 1946
 
Allen Collins was
37 years 6 months 4 days old when he died on 23 January 1990, 27 years ago
Allen would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 19 July 1952
 
Bobby Freeman was
76 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 23 January 2017
Bobby would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 13 June 1940

December Died on January 24 February

 
Jimmy Bain was
68 years 1 month 5 days old when he died on 24 January 2016
Jimmy would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1947
 
Butch Trucks was
69 years 8 months 13 days old when he died on 24 January 2017
Butch would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 11 May 1947

December Died on January 25 February

 
Ray Peterson was
65 years 9 months 2 days old when he died on 25 January 2005, 12 years ago
Ray would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 23 April 1939
 
Mark Reale was
56 years 7 months 18 days old when he died on 25 January 2012, 5 years ago
Mark would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 7 June 1955
 
Demis Roussos was
68 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 25 January 2015, 2 years ago
Demis would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 15 June 1946

December Died on January 26 February

 
Gladys Horton was
65 years 7 months 27 days old when she died on 26 January 2011, 6 years ago
Gladys would be 72 if still alive. She was born on 30 May 1945
 
Colin 'Black' Vearncombe was
53 years 8 months old when he died on 26 January 2016
Colin would be 55 if still alive. He was born on 26 May 1962

December Died on January 27 February

 
Pete Seeger was
94 years 8 months 24 days old when he died on 27 January 2014, 3 years ago
Pete would be 98 if still alive. He was born on 3 May 1919

December Died on January 28 February

 
Billy Fury was
42 years 9 months 11 days old when he died on 28 January 1983, 34 years ago
Billy would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 17 April 1940
 
Mel Pritchard was
56 years 8 days old when he died on 28 January 2004, 13 years ago
Mel would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 20 January 1948
 
Jim Capaldi was
60 years 5 months 26 days old when he died on 28 January 2005, 12 years ago
Jim would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 2 August 1944
 
Billy Powell was
56 years 7 months 25 days old when he died on 28 January 2009, 8 years ago
Billy would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1952
 
Paul Kantner was
74 years 10 months 11 days old when he died on 28 January 2016
Paul would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 17 March 1941
 
Signe Toly Anderson was
74 years 4 months 13 days old when she died on 28 January 2016
Signe would be 76 if still alive. She was born on 15 September 1941
 
Geoff Nicholls was
68 years 11 months old when he died on 28 January 2017
Geoff would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 28 February 1948

December Died on January 29 February

 
Willie Dixon was
76 years 6 months 28 days old when he died on 29 January 1992, 25 years ago
Willie would be 102 if still alive. He was born on 1 July 1915
 
John Martyn was
60 years 4 months 18 days old when he died on 29 January 2009, 8 years ago
John would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 11 September 1948
 
Danny McCulloch was
69 years 6 months 11 days old when he died on 29 January 2015, 2 years ago
Danny would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 18 July 1945

December Died on January 30 February

 
John Barry was
77 years 2 months 27 days old when he died on 30 January 2011, 6 years ago
John would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 3 November 1933
 
Patty Andrews was
94 years 11 months 14 days old when she died on 30 January 2013, 4 years ago
Patty would be 99 if still alive. She was born on 16 February 1918

December Died on January 31 February

 
Dewey Martin was
68 years 4 months 1 day old when he died on 31 January 2009, 8 years ago
Dewey would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1940
 
John Wetton was
67 years 7 months 19 days old when he died on 31 January 2017
John would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 12 June 1949
 
Deke Leonard was
72 years 1 month 13 days old when he died on 31 January 2017
Deke would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 18 December 1944