Events in Music on January 9

Music History

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

  • 1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC

Music History

1936 Noël Coward's stage drama "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

  • 1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1947 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,

Music Premiere

1948 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

Music History

1956 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series

  • 1965 Beatles '65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

1967 "More of the Monkees" second album by The Monkees is released

  • 1971 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 19 performances
  • 1976 C. W. McCall CB song "Convoy" hits #1 on the country music charts

Music Single

1976 Ringo Starr releases single "Oh My My" in the UK

  • 1977 Revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 122 performances

Music Single

1984 John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously

Album Release

1984 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"

Music History

1997 Heart attacks sends singer Frank Sinatra back to hospital

  • 1997 Krzysztof Penderecki's choral symphony "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" premieres in Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2001 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

Music Awards

2002 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

Music Awards

2002 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American Music Awards

  • 2006 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)
  • 2012 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)