On This Day

Events in Music on February 19

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1736 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London

  • 1914 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • 1923 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres
  • 1942 Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"
  • 1949 "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
  • 1964 UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • 1974 1st American Music Awards: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
  • 1977 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
  • 1978 "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1978 Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of his song "My Sweet Lord" with Ronnie Mack's song "He's So Fine"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1984 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1987 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 1989 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1992 Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding and Arctic Monkeys win

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie