Events in Music on January 5

  • 1649 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone" premieres in Venice
  • 1875 Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
  • 1896 Isaac AlbĂ©niz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona
  • 1946 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances

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1959 Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"; he was killed in a plane crash 29 days later

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly

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1962 Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1963 "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • 1963 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 1969 "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances

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1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album "Bayou Country", featuring singles "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Proud Mary"

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • 1975 Charlie Smalls' "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 1978 Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1991 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1992 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • 1992 "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • 1992 "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • 1992 "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1997 "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
  • 1997 "Love Thy Neighbor" closes at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Show Boat" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC