On This Day

Events in Music on February 13

  • 1914 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) founded at Hotel Claridge in NYC

Music History

1917 Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is arrested in Paris on suspicion that she is a German spy

  • 1946 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1960 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1960 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances

Music Recording

1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

  • 1972 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances

Film Release

1972 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released

  • 1973 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
  • 1974 "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
  • 1977 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 239 performances
  • 1977 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1977 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances

Music History

1982 Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side of the Moon" marks 402 weeks in the album charts

  • 1983 Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 199 performances
  • 1992 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • 1996 Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway

Album Release

1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

Music History

1996 British boy band Take That officially announce that they are disbanding, prompting UK government to set up counselling phone lines

  • 1996 "The Score" second studio album by Fugees is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1996)
  • 1997 "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 2005 47th Grammy Awards: "Here We Go Again" and Maroon 5 win

Grammy Awards

2011 53rd Grammy Awards: "Need You Now"; Esperanza Spalding; Lady Gaga; Usher; Jeff Beck win

Music History

2015 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released