On This Day in Music for January 16

Events in Music

  • 1922 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London, with Adrian Boult conducting
  • 1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall, performed by Benny Goodman and his band
  • 1949 Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 23 performances
  • 1957 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of many performances by The Beatles
  • 1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1963 Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
  • 1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • 1965 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2016 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California

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