Events in Music on January 31

  • 1679 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1904 Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth" premieres
  • 1955 RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer

Music releaseMusic Recording

1963 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

Music release#1 in the Charts

1971 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

1975 Barry Manilow's single "Mandy" goes gold

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1

Music awardsMusic Awards

1976 3rd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1977 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
  • 1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 performances
  • 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
  • 1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1993 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1994 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
  • 2010 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

2012 Leonard Cohen releases his album "Old Ideas", becomes No.1 in 10 countries

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen