On This Day in Music for February 21

Events in Music

  • 1911 Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, Berceuse élégiaque, in New York City
  • 1923 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1927 Franz Lehár's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1958 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US
  • 1975 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album, cover songs of early rock numbers
  • 1976 Cliff Jones' theatrical rock opera "Rockabye Hamlet",starring Beverly D'Angelo closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1982 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1988 British actor Dudley Moore (53) weds American actress Brogan Lane (33) at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas; divorced in 1991

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 21

  • 1790 Johann Friedrich Klöffler, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1842 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85
  • 1876 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1884 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
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