Events in Music on January 8

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1705 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg

  • 1734 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
  • 1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" single goes #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

  • 1966 The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1966 The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1966 The Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 1972 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1973 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1974 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in NYC
  • 1981 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 772 performances
  • 1989 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • 1989 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
  • 1993 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
  • 1995 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • 2000 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill