The List: January

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As promised, to celebrate my 50th year I’ll be posting (per month) some (anything and anyone I can remember) of the cultural shenanigans I’ve been fortunate to see, hear and visit (and those I want to visit) as well as national days. Note I have been unable to get dates for some of my intended entries. I am old enough to remember saying goodbye to the 1970’s and here we are 40 years later. Welcome to the future!

1 January:
Haiti – Independence Day 1804
Sudan – Independence Day 1956
Harold Budd – By the Dawn’s Early Light released 1991
Museum of Estonian Architecture opens 1991
Slovakia – Independence Day 1993

3 January:
Guy Pratt b. 1962

4 January:
Myanmar – Independence Day 1948
Mark Hollis b. 1955
Robin Guthrie b. 1962
Japan – Quiet Life UK release 1980
One Foot in the Grave airs 1990
San Mao d. 1991
Mick Karn d. 2011

7 January:
Ripping Yarns airs 1976
Neil Peart d. 2020

8 January:
Kurt Schwitters d. 1948

9 January:
George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London published 1933
Andy Qunta b. 1951

11 January:
Pretenders released 1980

13 January:
Chris Thomas b. 1947

17 January:
Ryuichi Sakamoto b. 1952
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark released 1974

18 January:
John Foxx – Metamatic released 1980

20 January:
David Lynch b. 1946

21 January:
George Orwell d. 1950
Cock Robin – First Love, Last Rites released 1990

22 January:
Michael Hutchence b. 1960

23 January:
Human League – Octopus released 1995
The Butterfly Effect movie released 2004

26 January:
Australia Day – 1788
India – Republic Day 1950
Anna LaCazio b. 1962
Wendy Melvoin b. 1964

27 January:
Singapore City Gallery opens 1999

28 January:
Jackson Pollock b. 1912

29 January:
Barnett Newman b. 1905
Roddy Frame b. 1964
Pretty in Pink movie opens 1986

30 January:
Phil Collins b. 1951
Boom Crash Opera – Born released 1995

31 January:
Phil Manzanera b. 1951
Lloyd Cole b. 1961
Nauru – Independence Day 1968
Alas Smith and Jones airs 1984