On This Day

Events in Music on January 13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1903 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170
  • 1904 Bela Bartok's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres in Budapest
  • 1914 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1945 Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 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

Music ReleaseThe 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
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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1967 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 awardsMusic Awards

2003 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5m reshoot fee "All the Money in the World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams