Events in Music on February 28

Music Premiere

1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

Music Premiere

1819 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"

  • 1862 Charles Gounod's opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris

Music History

1888 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres

Music History

1920 Maurice Ravel's orchestral suite "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres in Paris

  • 1925 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
  • 1950 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1959 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1966 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool, England closes
  • 1970 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 4 performances

Music History

1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

Grammy Awards

1976 18th Grammy Awards: "Love Will Keep Us Together" Record of the Year; Natalie Cole 1st African American to win Best New Artist

  • 1980 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)

Album Release

1981 Columbia Records releases "Seven Year Ache", the third studio album by Rosanne Cash; it is her commercial break-through and goes to #1 on the country music chart

Album Release

1983 U2 release their third studio album "War" featuring protest song "Sunday Bloody Sunday", their 1st No. 1 UK album

  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • 1991 Steve Tesich's stage drama "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances
  • 1993 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 54 performances

Grammy Awards

1996 38th Grammy Awards: "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette wins

  • 1998 "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

Soul Train Music Awards

2001 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Music Single

2005 Stereophonics release their single "Dakota", later their first #1 UK single