Events in Music on January 14

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

Music History

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

Music Premiere

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

  • 1905 Raymond Hubbell, Sam Shubert & Robert Smith's musical "Fontana" opens at the Lyric Theatre, NYC; runs 298 for performances
  • 1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin

Musical Finale

1933 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's musical political satire "Of Thee I Sing" closes at the Music Box Theatre, NYC, after for 441 performances; first musical to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  • 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 Single

1966 David Bowie releases his 1st single "Can't Help Thinking About Me"

Music Single

1967 Sonny & Cher release single "Beat Goes On"

Music Concert

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

  • 1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 1977 RCA releases David Bowie's 11th studio album, "Low"

Sex Pistols' Break Up

1978 British punk rock band Sex Pistols hold what becomes their final concert at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California

Music History

1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

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

Music History

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

Music History

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

Album Release

2014 Blue Note Records releases singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash's critically acclaimed thirteenth album "The River & The Thread"; produced by her husband John Leventhal, it wins 3 Grammy Awards

Album Release

2014 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album "High Hopes", produced with members of the E Street Band, including the deceased Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons

  • 2021 Uganda elections re-elect President Museveni (in power since 1986), with main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine disputing the result