Events in Music on February 5

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy, Verdi's first new opera for over 15 years

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1897 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House

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1907 Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

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1940 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert

  • 1959 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
  • 1972 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • 1977 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • 1977 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • 1977 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • 1977 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • 1977 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • 1981 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1981 Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

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2012 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 2015 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2017 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England