Events in Music on January 29

  • 1728 John Gays' satiric work "The Beggar's Opera" premieres at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in London, England [NS=Feb 9]

Music Premiere

1781 Wolfgang Mozart's dramatic opera "Idomeneo" premieres at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany

Music History

1802 First celebration of Burns Night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)

  • 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

Music History

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

  • 1964 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"

Music Premiere

1966 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres at Palace Theater in NYC for 608 performances

  • 1967 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances

Music History

1969 Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars

  • 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
  • 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 Singer Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 2002 "Foolish" single released by Ashanti (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)