Events in Music on January 20

  • 1950 "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1954 Dmitri Shostakovich's "Concertino opus 94" premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow
  • 1962 "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • 1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseMusic Single

1971 Single "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye about police brutality is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1987 Rhino Records 1st #1, Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
  • 1991 "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
  • 1991 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
  • 1991 "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances