On This Day

Events in Music in January 1954

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 4 Elvis Presley records his 1st demo for Sun Records at a recording studio in Memphis, "It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You" and "I'll Never Stand In Your Way"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 8 Jerry Vivino, American rock and R&B saxophonist (Max Weinberg 7; Vivino Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend" opens at Wyndham's Theatre, in London's West End
  • Jan 16 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 20 Dmitri Shostakovich's "Concertino opus 94" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne, Germany

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg