Events in Music on January 28

  • 1830 Opera "Fra Diavolo" by Daniel Auber, premieres in Paris
  • 1916 Opera "Goyescas" premieres in New York City

Music History

1936 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"

  • 1942 Revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on The Majestic Theatre, NYC, with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan

Music History

1944 Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah" premieres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on national TV on the Dorsey Brothers's "Stage Show"

Television Premiere

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 television programme "Ready Steady Go!"
  • 1979 Charlie Smalls' musical "The Wiz", an updated take on "The Wizard of Oz", starring Stephanie Mills, Stu Gilliam, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, closes at Majestic Theater in NYC, after 1,672 performances, 7 Tony and 6 Drama Desk Awards
  • 1981 Revival of Brt Kalmar and Harry Ruby's musical "The Five5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances

Music History

1985 Charity single "We Are the World" recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)

  • 1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1988 South African Mbongeni Ngema's musical "Sarafina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances

American Music Awards

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

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

Grammy Awards

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