Events in Music on January 30

  • 1858 Charles Halle founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
  • 1952 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1959 Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh" premieres

Music releaseMusic Single

1961 "I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1965 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 11th string quartet

  • 1969 The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London
  • 1971 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Music awardsMusic Awards

1989 16th American Music Awards: Randy Travis and George Michael win

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1995 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • 1995 Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
  • 2007 "Lost Without U" single released by Robin Thicke (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)