On This Day

Events in Music on January 12

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1723 George Frideric Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

  • 1946 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
  • 1961 "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1963 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • 1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • 1969 "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released first in the US
  • 1971 "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1974 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • 1977 "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1979 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff
  • 2019 Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame