Events in Music on January 22

Music History

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

Music Premiere

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

  • 1931 Jazz trumpeter Clyde McCoy records "Sugar Blues" for Columbia Records; sells over 14 million copies internationally

Music History

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

Album Release

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

  • 1969 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances

Music Recording

1971 John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band record "Power to the People" at his Ascot Sound home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England