Events in Music on February 5

Music Premiere

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

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

Music History

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

  • 1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

Music Recording

1916 Enrico Caruso records "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co.

Music History

1940 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"

Music 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 Comedy album "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • 1981 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances

Hall of Fame

1981 Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

Super Bowl

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

Music History

2015 70's glam rocker Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 between 1975 and 1980

  • 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