On This Day

Events in Music on February 10

  • 1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1860 Johannes Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1882 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1931 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "America's Sweetheart" premieres on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Music release#1 in the Charts

1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

Album Release 1st Ever Gold Record

1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

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The 1st ever gold record was awarded to
The 1st ever gold record was awarded to "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra - this one was presented to the group's drummer, Tex Beneke
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  • 1945 "Rum & Coca-Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1949 Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1951 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg, a parody of daytime soap operas which had only two voices repeating each other's names, peaks at #21 in the USA
  • 1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
  • 1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony premieres
  • 1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3

  • 1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
  • 1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Music releaseAlbum Release

1986 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

2004 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

OlympicsOlympic Games

2006 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2008 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song "Rehab", Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

Singer Amy Winehouse
Singer
Amy Winehouse
Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 2013 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2013 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Music releaseMusic Single

2014 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan

Music AwardsGrammy Awards 2019

2019 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves

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Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
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