Events in Music on January 16

  • 1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • 1949 "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 1957 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • 1965 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • 1965 The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3
  • 1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music awardsMusic Awards

1984 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
  • 1992 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances