Events in Music on February 1

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1896 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin
  • 1918 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • 1918 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • 1930 Arnold Sch√∂nbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • 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..." 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"
  • 1972 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

Music releaseAlbum Release

1972 "Harvest" 4th studio album by Neil Young is released (best selling album US 1972)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • 1975 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.