Events in Music in January 1972

  • Jan 1 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • Jan 1 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Jan 1 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • Jan 2 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • Jan 17 "My Hang-Up Is You" single released by Freddie Hart (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 27 World premiere of Scott Joplin's rediscovered opera "Treemonisha" at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

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Jan 31 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin