On This Day in Music for January 12

Events in Music

  • 1723 George Frideric Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London
  • 1946 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1959 American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records
  • 1961 "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1963 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • 1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • 1969 "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 1969 Atlantic Records releases eponymous debut album of Led Zeppelin in US
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Weddings in Music

  • 1963 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas; divorce in 1971

More Weddings & Divorces in Music