On This Day

Events in Music in January 1988

  • Jan 10 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set On You" tops the Billboard charts

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jan 17 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker; Paul Simon; & Whitney Houston win

  • Jan 25 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
  • Jan 26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • Jan 28 South African Mbongeni Ngema's musical "Sarafina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances