On This Day in Music for February 15

Events in Music

  • 1686 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris
  • 1941 Duke Ellington first records "Take the A Train"
  • 1941 Greek-American singer Maria Callas makes her professional opera debut as Beatrice, in Franz von SuppĂ©'s "Boccaccio" at the Olympia Theatre in Athens, Greece
  • 1947 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1949 Dmitri Shostakovich' "Song of the Woods" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1964 Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • 1965 John Lennon passes his driving test
  • 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are"; A Taste of Honey win
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