On This Day

Events in Music on January 16

Music concertMusic Concert

1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall, performed by Benny Goodman and his band

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
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
  • 1963 Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
  • 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 & Conway Twitty

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Paul McCartney is arrested at Tokyo International Airport for possession of marijuana; he is sent to jail for nine days before being deported

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 John Lennon's single "Woman" is posthumously released in the UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set On You" tops the Billboard charts

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1992 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Eric Clapton performs for an episode of MTV "Unplugged" at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Recording won six Grammy Awards, and became Clapton's bestselling album, and the bestselling live album of all time

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton