On This Day

Events in Music in January 1985

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Jan 3 Leontyne Price makes her final operatic appearance in a televised performance of "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • Jan 7 "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

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Jan 19 "Born in the USA", single by Bruce Springsteen, peaks at #9

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • Jan 27 "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 performances

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Jan 28 Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

  • Jan 31 "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances