On This Day

Events in Music on January 14

  • 1690 The musical instrument, the clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany

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1785 Amadeus Mozart completes his "Dissonanzenquartett / "Dissonance quartet" (opus 10)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1900 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1905 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • 1950 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • 1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend" opens at Wyndham's Theatre, in London's West End
  • 1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony premieres by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Carnegie Hall, New York City

Music releaseMusic Single

1956 Little Richard releases single "Tutti Frutti"

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
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1966 David Bowie releases his 1st single "Can't Help Thinking About Me"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Music releaseMusic Single

1967 Sonny & Cher release single "Beat Goes On"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California

Music concertMusic Concert

1973 "Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1978 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1989 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances

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1993 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

  • 1996 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1996 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances

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2001 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez