On This Day

Events in Music on April 17

  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1977 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Music releaseAlbum Release

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