Events in Music on February 21

  • 1911 Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, Berceuse élégiaque, in New York City
  • 1923 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1927 Franz Lehár's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1958 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US

Album Release

1975 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album, cover songs of early rock numbers

  • 1976 Cliff Jones' theatrical rock opera "Rockabye Hamlet",starring Beverly D'Angelo closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1982 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances

Musical Finale

1982 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds

Grammy Awards

1990 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards

  • 1990 32nd Grammy Awards: "Wind Beneath My Wings"; "Nick of Time" win

Music History

1991 Neil Simon's stage comedy "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 780 performances

  • 2001 43rd Grammy Awards: "Beautiful Day"; Shelby Lynne win