Events in Music on January 15

Music Premiere

1785 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres

  • 1915 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • 1945 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances

Music History

1955 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad

  • 1965 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"

TV Show Appearance

1967 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]

  • 1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances

Music Single

1971 George Harrison releases 1st solo single "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK; tops the charts in 15 countries, and becomes subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit

  • 1989 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 performances

Hall of Fame

1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby "Blue" Bland; Booker T. and the MG's; Johnny Cash; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Isley Brothers; Sam and Dave; The Yardbirds; Elmore James; Professor Longhair; Leo Fender; Bill Graham; and Doc Pomus