Events in Music on April 17

Music History

1912 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")

  • 1964 Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1969 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert, at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California

Album Release

1970 Paul McCartney releases his 1st solo album "McCartney"

  • 1977 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances

Music History

1981 Carl Gottlieb's movie "Caveman", starring Ringo Starr, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid, Jack Gilford, and John Matuszak premieres

  • 1994 "Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 30 performances
  • 1994 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances

Music Concert

1999 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Don Henley, Ricky Martin and Charles Aznavour

Music Concert

2014 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, and Bryn Terfel

Music History

2015 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board

Album Release

2019 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"