Events in Music on February 22

Music Premiere

1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres at a Russian Musical Society concert in Moscow [February 10 O.S.]

Film Premiere

1935 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

  • 1941 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
  • 1941 Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres

Plane Crash

1943 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

  • 1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1958 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1965 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, with Pat Carroll and Celeste Holm, premieres on CBS-TV

Music History

1968 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"

  • 1970 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1989 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

Grammy Awards

1989 31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin; "Faith"by George Michael; and Tracy Chapman win

  • 1992 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC

Music History

1992 Barbra Streisand surprises cast members in a cameo appearance at the end of a "Coffee Talk" sketch on "Saturday Night Live"

  • 1994 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • 1996 "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 1998 "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances

Hall of Fame

2017 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

  • 2019 Musician Peter Frampton announces he has a degenerative muscular disease and his next tour will be his last