On This Day

Events in Music on February 14

  • 1918 H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC

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1967 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1970 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 1972 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre

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1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1979 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1980 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall

OlympicsOlympic Games

1984 Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean famously dominate the ice dancing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; perform to Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" in free dance routine; record 9-of-9 perfect scores for artistic impression

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill
Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 "Whitney Houston" debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

  • 1991 "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
  • 2019 Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct towards younger upcoming female singers in a report by "The New York Times"