On This Day

Events in Music on January 7

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1842 Gioachino Rossini's cantata "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris

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1903 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels

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  • 1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances

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1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1958 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar
  • 1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 1973 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1975 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah" premieres in NYC for 1050 performances
  • 1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • 1985 "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1995 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1995 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • 1996 "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
  • 1996 "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
  • 2003 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)