Events in Music on February 12

  • 1889 Caesar Franck's Symphony in D premieres

Music Premiere

1906 George M. Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1909 Symphony in B minor "Polonia", by Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski has its public premiere with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Music Premiere

1924 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at influential concert "Experiment in Modern Music" held by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra at the Aeolian Hall, NYC

  • 1949 "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • 1955 McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to No. 1 and stays No. 1 for 10 weeks
  • 1964 Beatles 1st NYC concerts, two shows at Carnegie Hall
  • 1978 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances
  • 1980 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music Concert

1990 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held in Beverly Hills, California; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Don Henley, and Bruce Hornsby

  • 1994 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
  • 1998 "Freak" opens at Cort Theater NYC

Music Concert

1999 Ringo Starr's fifth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Timmy Cappello

  • 2001 "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" single released by Brooks & Dunn

Grammy Awards

2012 54th Grammy Awards: "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele;, Bon Iver win

  • 2017 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"