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February 17, 1972 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestBillie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day - "Basket Case"; "American Idiot"), born in Oakland, California

  • Taylor Hawkins, American drummer (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)

Deaths in Music

  • Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67
1972 in Music