On This Day in Music for January 15

Events in Music

  • 1785 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres
  • 1915 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • 1945 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • 1955 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1956 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
  • 1965 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • 1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 1971 George Harrison releases 1st solo single "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK; tops the charts in 15 countries, and becomes subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit
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