Events in Music on January 7

Music History

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

Music Premiere

1897 Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil, holds its first performance with tenor Enrico Caruso performing

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

  • 1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances

Sports History

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

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock Festival"

  • 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

Album Release

1980 Real Records releases "Pretenders", the debut album of The Pretenders, in UK

Music Premiere

1985 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", still starring Yul Brynner opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 191 performances

  • 1995 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances

Theatrical Finale

1995 Limited run of Patrick Stewart's one-man show "A Christmas Carol", based on Charles Dickens' novel, closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 18 performances

  • 1996 "Fool Moon", starring Bill Irwin, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC after 81 performances

Musical Finale

1996 Musical featuring works of George and Ira Gershwin "Crazy For You" closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 1622 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

Music Single

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)