Events in Music on January 23

  • 1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

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1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1986 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1992 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances