Events in Music on February 16

Music Premiere

1854 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Music Premiere

1892 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna

Music History

1927 Noël Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London

  • 1946 Frank Black's musical "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater, NYC, after 5 performances
  • 1947 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Music Premiere

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

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", live from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida; broadcast draws about 70 million television viewers

  • 1965 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances

Music History

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

Music History

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

  • 1979 George Harrison releases single "Blow Away"
  • 1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances