Events in Music on February 1

Music Premiere

1893 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

  • 1896 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin
  • 1918 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" ("Where The Lark Sings") premieres at the Király Theatre in Budapest, Hungary

Music Premiere

1918 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh Lady! Lady!!", premieres at the Princess Theatre, NYC; runs for 219 performances

Music History

1923 Noël Coward's stage comedy "The Young Idea" premieres at the Savoy Theatre, London; runs for 60 performances

Music Premiere

1930 Arnold Schoenberg's opera "Von heute auf morgen" ("From Today to Tomorrow") premieres at the Oper Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany

Music History

1947 Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad

  • 1949 RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
  • 1962 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1964 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off..." closes at Shubert, NYC, after 556 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles' 1st #1 hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand," topped the Hot 100, stays #1 for 7 weeks before being replaced by "She Loves You", also by The Beatles

Album Release

1972 Reprise Records releases "Harvest", the 4th studio album by Neil Young; becomes best selling album in US, 1972

  • 1972 Wings release single "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
  • 1975 "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • 1975 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music History

1976 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

  • 1980 "Call Me" single released by Blondie (Billboard Song of the Year 1980)

Music Premiere

1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in NYC

  • 1992 "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1998 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances

Music Concert

2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.