Events in Music on February 16

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1854 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1892 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna
  • 1946 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1947 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • 1962 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony premieres
  • 1963 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • 1964 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 1965 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances

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1968 Elvis Presley receives a gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1968 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1979 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
  • 1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances