On This Day

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
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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer Marvin Gaye
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

Film release premierFilm Release

2006 TV movie "High School Musical" released starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens, becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale