On This Day

Events in Music on January 28

  • 1830 Opera "Fra Diavolo" by Daniel Auber, premieres in Paris
  • 1916 Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)

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1936 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth"

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1956 Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
  • 1963 "Still" single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1963)
  • 1965 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
  • 1967 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • 1979 "The Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater in NYC after 1,672 performances
  • 1981 "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances

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1985 Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

1985 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

  • 1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1988 "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 18th American Music Awards: M. C. Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • 1996 "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances

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2018 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like," and Best Album "24K Magic"

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars