On This Day in Music for February 17

Events in Music

  • 1916 Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC
  • 1921 Arthur Honegger's chamber piece "Pastorale D'ete" premieres
  • 1927 Deems Taylor's opera "The King's Henchman", with libretto by Edna St. Vincent Millay, premieres at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC
  • 1932 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC
  • 1967 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
  • 1969 "Cloud Nine" 9th studio album by The Temptations is released (Grammy Award Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Duo or Group 1969, Billboard Album of the Year 1969)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1989 Whitesnake's singer David Coverdale (37) weds American actress Tawny Kitaen (27); divorced 1991

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 17

  • 1652 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer and composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • 1654 Michael Lohr, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1732 Louis Marchand, French Baroque musician and composer, dies at 63
  • 1815 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, dies at 59
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