On This Day

Events in Music in January 1971

  • Jan 3 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 6 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Jan 9 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • Jan 10 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Jan 12 "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 13 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 15 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 15 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jan 19 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 20 Single "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye about police brutality is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jan 30 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • Jan 31 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart