Artists who died in 2019 - January

Created by maluca on 05 Jan 2019 | Last edited by maluca on 21 Mar 2021
Artists who died in 2019 - January

A collection of the artists that passed away in January 2019.

See also: Artists who died in 2019

1. Pegi Young Artist

Pegi Young died on January 1 (aged 66).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  English

2. Kris Kelmi Artist

Kris Kelmi died on January 1 (aged 63).

Country:  Russia

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Language:  Russian

3. Ice Nine Kills Artist

Shane Bisnett, bass guitar, died on January 1 (aged 31).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Punk, Pop-Rock, Metalcore/Hardcore

Language:  English

4. Feis Ecktuh Artist

Feis Ecktuh died on January 1 (aged 32).

Country:  Netherlands

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  Dutch

Popular song:  Hard Van Buiten

5. Captain & Tennille Artist

Daryl Dragon died on January 2 (aged 76).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  English, Spanish

6. The Tractors Artist

Steve Ripley, guitarist and lead vocalist, died on January 3 (aged 69).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Country music, Rock

Language:  English

7. Familija Artist

Goran Redžepi, drummer, died on January 3.

Country:  Serbia

Genre:  Rock

Language:  Serbian

8. Emil Brumaru Artist

Emil Brumaru died on January 5 (aged 80).

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Romanian

9. The Hollies Artist

Eric Haydock, bass guitar, died on January 5 (aged 75).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Languages:  English, Italian

10. Splash Artist

Dan Tshanda, lead vocalist and guitarist, died on January 5 (aged 54).

Country:  South Africa

Genres:  Folk, Funk, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular song:  Peacock

11. Clydie King Artist

Clydie King died on January 7 (aged 75).

Country:  United States

Genre:  R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular song:  The Thrill Is Gone

12. Houari Manar Artist

Houari Manar died on January 7 (aged 37).

Country:  Algeria

Language:  Arabic

13. Kevin Fret Artist

Kevin Fret died on January 10 (aged 24).

Country:  Puerto Rico

Genres:  Hip-Hop/Rap, Reggaeton

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  Soy Asi

Kei, bass guitar, died on January 12.

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Indie

Language:  English

15. Bonnie Guitar Artist

Bonnie Guitar died on January 13 (aged 95).

Country:  United States

Language:  English

Popular song:  Dark Moon

16. Animotion Artist

Frenchy O'Brien, drummer, died on January 13 (aged 71).

Country:  United States

Language:  English

17. Carol Channing Artist

Carol Channing died on January 15 (aged 97).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Country music, Religious

Language:  English

Popular song:  God Bless America

18. As Frenéticas Artist

Edyr de Castro died on January 15 (aged 72).

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Disco

Languages:  Spanish, Portuguese

19. The Germs Artist

Lorna Doom, bass guitar, died on January 16 (aged 61).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

Popular songs:  ManimalLexicon Devil

20. Helix Artist

Ron Watson, guitarist, died on January 17 (aged 62).

Country:  Canada

Genres:  Hard Rock, Metal

Language:  English

21. The Highwaymen Artist

Reggie Young, guitarist for the Highwaymen, Elvis Presley and others, died on January 17 (aged 82).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Country music

Languages:  English, German

22. Red Aunts Artist

Debi Martini, singer and bassist, died on January 17 (aged 52).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

Popular songs:  FreakathonKrush

23. Mary Oliver Artist

Mary Oliver died on January 17 (aged 83).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

24. Marciano (Brazil) Artist

José Marciano died on January 18 (aged 67)

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Sertanejo

Language:  Portuguese

25. O Rappa Artist

Marcelo Yuka, drummer and songwriter, died on January 18 (aged 53).

Country:  Brazil

Genres:  Reggae, Rock

Language:  Portuguese

Ted McKenna, drummer, died on January 19 (aged 68).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Isobel GoudieThe Faith Healer

27. The Browns Artist

Maxine Brown died on January 21 (aged 87).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Country music, Folk, Pop

Language:  English

Popular song:  The Three Bells

28. Edwin Birdsong Artist

Edwin Birdsong died on January 21 (aged 77).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Funk, Jazz, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular song:  Cola Bottle Baby

29. Kaye Ballard Artist

Kaye Ballard died on January 21 (aged 93).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop

Language:  English

Popular song:  In Other Words

30. MKDMSK Artist

Atte Toikka (MKDMSK) died on January 21 (aged 21)

Country:  Finland

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  Finnish

31. Roman Kołakowski Artist

Roman Kołakowski died on January 22 (aged 61).

Country:  Poland

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Polish

Popular song:  Campo di Fiori

32. Oliver Mtukudzi Artist

Oliver Mtukudzi died on January 23 (aged 66).

Country:  Zimbabwe

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  Shona

Popular song:  Neria

33. Roberto Livi Artist

Roberto Livi died on January 25 (aged 76).

Country:  Argentina

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  Spanish

34. Jacqueline Sharpe Artist

Jacqueline Sharpe died on January 25 (aged 94).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Folk

Language:  English

Popular song:  No More War

35. Michel Legrand Artist

Michel Legrand died on January 26 (aged 87).

Country:  France

Genres:  Jazz, Soundtrack

Languages:  French, English

36. Kraan Artist

Ingo Bischof, keyboardist, died on January 26 (aged 68).

Country:  Germany

Genres:  Jazz, Rock

Languages:  English, German

Popular songs:  M. C. EscherFaust 2000Head

37. Pepe Smith Artist

Pepe Smith died on January 28 (aged 71).

Country:  Philippines

Languages:  English, Filipino/Tagalog

Popular songs:  Ihip Ng HanginThe BlessingSpike it up

38. Yoskar Sarante Artist

Yoskar Sarante died on January 28 (aged 49).

Country:  Dominican Republic

Genre:  Latino

Languages:  Spanish, English

Popular songs:  Llora Alma MíaVale La PenaLa Noche

39. Blue Cheer Artist

Paul Whaley, drummer, died on January 28 (aged 72).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Blues, Metal, Psychedelic, Rock

Language:  English

Popular song:  Summertime Blues

40. Humberto Ak'ab'al Artist

Humberto Ak'ab'al died on January 28 (aged 66).

Country:  Guatemala

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Other

Popular songs:  Kotz’i’jTzocopitalem

41. James Ingram Artist

James Ingram died on January 29 (aged 66).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Jazz

Language:  English

43. Johnny Lion Artist

Johnny Lion died on January 31 (aged 77).

Country:  Netherlands

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Dutch

Popular song:  Sophietje

Jethro ParisJethro Paris    Sat, 12/01/2019 - 23:54

Wow, it's a sad way to start 2019 Sad smile

II really hope that this collection will be short at the end of the year!

malucamaluca    Sun, 13/01/2019 - 02:30

I did a list last year so now I got pointed to make one for this year, too.

People die Sad smile

I think it's good to remember them and honor their contributions as artists.

Jethro ParisJethro Paris    Sun, 13/01/2019 - 02:34

I mean I totally agree with you! It's just that so many good artists died last year, I really hope this year gonna be better! Sad smile

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Mon, 21/01/2019 - 02:09

Legendary Guitarist Reggie Young died. Don't tell you have never heard of him because I KNOW that you have!

Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82.

Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musician David Briggs said Young died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Young started his illustrious career in Memphis, where he was an in-demand session player working with acclaimed producer Chips Moman, and opened for the Beatles with the Bill Black Combo in 1964. At Moman's American Studio in Memphis, he played the signature sitar intro on "Hooked on a Feeling," by B.J. Thomas, and played guitar on "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield, "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, and "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley.

After moving to Nashville in the 1970s, he became part of the Nashville Cats session players recording hundreds of songs for top country stars. Young added guitar to No. 1 records including "Luckenbach, Texas," by Jennings, "Pancho and Lefty" by Nelson and Merle Haggard and "Always On My Mind," by Nelson.

When the Highwaymen super group formed between Nelson, Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, Young played on their No. 1 records and even toured with them.

His first-ever album, containing a collection of hits he played on from Memphis to Nashville, was due out later this month through London-based record label Ace.

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Tue, 22/01/2019 - 00:17

Piggybacking on what I had said before... Reggie Young was also a member of the supergroup called The Highwaymen

malucamaluca    Tue, 22/01/2019 - 11:27

Hey, yeah, I read up about him. Kind of sad he' s not even mentioned in their wikipedia page. I'll check out more about him when I' m back at my computer...

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Wed, 23/01/2019 - 06:24

Well it IS Wikipedia after all 😂 but OK. Usually I wouldn't make such a fuss over a band member especially since I'm not a fan of the guy or the stuff he was involved with but when I read up on him because I had never heard of the name I realized that he probably played (no pun intended) a huge roll in music history!

NilNil    Fri, 25/01/2019 - 01:34

Marcelo Yuka, drummer and composer of O Rappa, died on January 18.

malucamaluca    Sun, 17/03/2019 - 23:37

List updated, all added.

makis17makis17    Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:30

Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.
Informations by ΑΡ/Pitchfork/BBC

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 09/06/2019 - 21:33

I have to reveal that I was surprised when I discovered Angra was from Brazil and not from elsewhere...

florxquinflorxquin    Sun, 09/06/2019 - 21:42

Yes, they are. Great band! Teeth smile

malucamaluca    Thu, 04/07/2019 - 05:22

He is on the list.

KaraulaKaraula    Thu, 04/07/2019 - 08:38

whoops, sorry

JadisJadis    Fri, 05/07/2019 - 06:11

Anne Vanderlove , a French singer well known in the sixties-seventies, died on June, 30th, 2019. Apparently too late for this list ?

malucamaluca    Fri, 05/07/2019 - 08:14

Might have to split the list in three parts...

Matthew BofenkampMatthew Bofenkamp    Fri, 24/04/2020 - 14:45

Oliver Mtukudzi, a huge cultural icon in Zimbabwe, died on January 23, 2019.

malucamaluca    Fri, 24/04/2020 - 17:47

Thank you, added.