January 19 – Singing Singers Day

Posted on January 19, 2017

What do the following women have in common?

  • Makoto Kawamoto
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hikaru Utada
  • Dolly Parton

You may know some of these names, but even if you don't, you may figure out that they are all singers, because I called today “Singing Singers Day.”

The four women were all born on January 19, too!

Makoto Kawamoto is a Japanese pop singer who currently performs under the name Tiger Fake Fur.

Janis Joplin was a powerful and popular American singer during the 1960s. She was famous for her raw rock songs. Sadly, she died way too young.

Hikaru Utada is a Japanese American singer. Her English-language album and songs have enjoyed mixed success, but her Japanese-language albums have met with much greater success. She is one of the best-selling music artists in Japan!

Dolly Parton is an American country music star.

Here are some more things these four musicians have in common:

In addition to vocals, all four women play instruments:

  • Makoto Kawamoto plays piano, flute, guitar, and keyboard.
  • Janis Joplin played guitar.
  • Utada Hibaru plays guitar, piano, and synthesizer.
  • Dolly Parton plays banjo and guitar.

All four women are (were) songwriters as well as singers. Parton and Hibaru both have “record producer” credits, too.

Here is a sample of each of our January 19 birthdays' music:

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