Events in Music on January 13

Music Release

1882 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

  • 1903 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170

Music Premiere

1904 Béla Bartók's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres by the Budapest Philharmonic Society in Budapest

  • 1914 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1945 Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony premieres by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Prokofiev, in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, "Midwestern Hayride", premieres on WLW-T in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1949 "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 1962 "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances

The Twist Dance Craze

1962 Chubby Checker's song "The Twist", credited with starting the Twist dance craze, goes to #1 in the charts two years after first reaching number one spot

  • 1967 London/Decca Records release Rolling Stones' single "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • 1968 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • 1968 "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 1971 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1973 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • 1980 "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances
  • 1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC

Music History

2003 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

Music History

2018 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5M re-shoot fee for the film "All The Money In The World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams was only paid $1000