On This Day

Events in Music in January 1976

  • Jan 1 "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • Jan 4 "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • Jan 9 C. W. McCall CB song "Convoy" hits #1 on the country music charts
  • Jan 11 "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • Jan 11 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 13 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • Jan 16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jan 17 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • Jan 31 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 31 3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver