Music History for

January 2


1732 - Composer Franz Xaver Brixi was born.

1837 - Composer Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev was born.

1905 - Composer Sir Michael Kemp Tippett was born.

1932 - Freddy Martin formed a new band and was hired to play the Roosevelt Grill in New York City. Merv Griffin later became Martinís lead vocalist.

1941 - The Andrews Sisters recorded "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

1968 - Merle Haggard released "Sing Me Back Home."

1968 - Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins". The album featured a nude cover.
John Lennon Merchandise

1975 - U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
John Lennon Merchandise

1975 - The Allman Brothers Band were named "Outstanding Community Organization" by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

1979 - The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose, thereby not living to hear the verdict.

1980 - Larry Williams was found dead in his home in Los Angeles, CA. The gunshot wound to the head was never confirmed as the result of a murder or suicide.

1983 - The musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

1993 - The musical "Gypsy Passion" closed after 55 performances.