Events in Music on February 14

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

Music Single

1964 British pop music duo Peter & Gordon release single "A World Without Love" (written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon-McCartney)

Music History

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

  • 1970 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance

Music History

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host the syndicated "The Mike Douglas Show" for entire week, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1972 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre
  • 1979 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances

Music History

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

Olympic 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

Album 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

Television Debut

1996 "Live by Request" debuts on the A&E Network, based on singer Tony Bennett's idea, the set list was determined by viewer phone calls; Bennett starred in the first episode, wins an Emmy Award (Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program)

  • 2019 Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct towards younger upcoming female singers in a report by "The New York Times"