Events in Music on January 29

  • 1728 John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1781 Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres in Munich

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1948 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances

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1954 Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1964 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • 1966 "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • 1967 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances

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1969 Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1975 "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1983 "Down Under" by Men At Work hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • 1991 "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1996 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1996 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • 1996 La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire
  • 1998 "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
  • 1998 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida