Events in Music on January 6

Music History

1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premieres in Paris

  • 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, runs for 3 performances
  • 1951 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances

TV Show Appearance

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

Music History

1958 Gibson guitars launches their 'Flying V' electric guitar model; eventually used by Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan of T-Rex, FAve Davies of the Kinks, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

Music Premiere

1963 Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!", based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist", and featuring a young Davey Jones, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 774 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

  • 1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour of England as headline act: The Ronettes and The Swinging Blue Jeans open for them
  • 1968 The Beatles' album "Magical Mystery Tour" goes #1 and stays #1 for 8 weeks

Music Single

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

Music Concert

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

  • 1975 A thousand 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 estimated $30,000 damage

Music History

1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

  • 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

Music History

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

Golden Globes

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