Events in Music on January 18

  • 1930 Shostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad

Music concertMusic Concert

1944 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1947 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles make their first appearance on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand at #35)
  • 1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • 1968 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" hits #1

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 1981 Punk singer Wendy O. Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity (later cleared)
  • 1986 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For" hits #1
  • 1998 "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

Musician Brandon Boyd
Brandon Boyd