On This Day

Events in Music on February 21

  • 1923 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1927 Franz Leh├ír's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1958 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1976 "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1982 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 performances
  • 1982 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1990 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins

Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Composer Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 2001 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins