Events in Music in 1917

  • Feb 20 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York
  • Feb 26 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • Mar 7 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • May 3 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
  • May 30 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded

BattleExecution

Oct 15 Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • Dec 25 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City