Events in Music on January 30

  • 1858 Charles Hallé founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England

Music History

1940 Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London

  • 1952 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony premieres

Music Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records his cover version of Carl Perkins' song "Blue Suede Shoes"

Music Premiere

1959 Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh" premieres

Music Single

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

  • 1965 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3

Music History

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, England
  • 1971 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • 1973 Rock band Kiss plays their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens, NY
  • 1995 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • 1995 Jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "The Tonight Show"

Music Premiere

1998 Paul Simon's musical "The Capeman" premieres at the Marquis Theatre, NYC; runs for 68 performances

  • 2007 "Lost Without U" single released by Robin Thicke (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)