On This Day

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

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1892 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

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1927 Noël Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1946 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1947 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres

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1962 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony premieres

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud
  • 1963 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • 1964 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • 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
Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Guru
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 1979 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
  • 1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances