Events in Music in January 1963

  • Jan 5 "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • Jan 5 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • Jan 6 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

  • Jan 11 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Jan 11 Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
  • Jan 12 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • Jan 26 "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • Jan 28 "Still" single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1963)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 31 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan