On This Day

Events in Music on February 6

Music Premiere

1851 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf

  • 1929 Rudy Vallee records single "Deep Night"

Music History

1936 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Clear Brook"

Radio Premiere

1943 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

  • 1946 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • 1964 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1965 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
  • 1969 Jerry Herman's "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
  • 1973 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances

Music Concert

1973 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

Music Single

1976 George Harrison releases single "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"

  • 1982 "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band hits #1 on pop chart
  • 1990 Steve Briers of Wales recites entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • 1992 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • 1994 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Music History

1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault conviction

  • 2003 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music History

2012 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

  • 2019 Davido's 'Fall' becomes longest-charting Nigerian pop song in US Billboard history