Events in Music on January 1

  • 1770 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"

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1863 Franz Schubert's "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • 1879 John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

Music concertMusic Concert

1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1962 Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
  • 1966 Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1972 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 1972 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 1976 "Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1978 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 performances
  • 1983 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio

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1986 Barbra Streisand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1991 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • 1994 "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • 1994 "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 1995 "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • 1995 "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1995 "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances