On This Day

Events in Music on January 17

  • 1950 "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1959 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
  • 1962 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in San Francisco
  • 1972 "My Hang-Up Is You" single released by Freddie Hart (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)
  • 1974 Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC

Music release#1 in the Charts

1976 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1978 After a tumultuous final tour The Sex Pistols break up as a band, which is announced the following day
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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
  • 1983 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • 1988 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • 1990 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1995 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

  • 2011 "Sure Thing" single released by Miguel (Billboard Song of the Year 2011)