On This Day

Events in Music on January 6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1900 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1924 Francis Poulenc's ballet "Les Biches", choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska, and danced by the Ballets Russe, premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1950 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1951 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1963 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • 1968 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 The Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Music concertMusic Concert

1971 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1975 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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  • 1979 The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK #1 single. At its peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day.
  • 1980 "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • 1991 "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
  • 1993 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • 1994 "The Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1997 "It's a Slippery Slope" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC

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2016 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2019 76th Golden Globes: "The Americans", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Green Book", Glenn Close and Rami Malek among the winners