On This Day

Events in Music on January 22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1575 English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1859 Johannes Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" debuts in Leningrad

  • 1949 "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968 "Lady Soul" 14th studio album by Aretha Franklin is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1968)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1969 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1971 John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band record "Power to the People" at his Ascot Sound Studio

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul