Events in Music on February 7

Music History

1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"

  • 1792 Domenico Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • 1931 American opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Metropolitan Opera, New York City

Music History

1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records (Academy Award Best Original Song)

  • 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • 1959 Mark Charlap and Norman Gimbel's musical "Whoop-Up", starring Julienne Marie and Sylvia Syms, closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 56 performances
  • 1964 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
  • 1964 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres in Philadelphia with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra

Television Debut

1969 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

  • 1969 British rock band The Who record their song "Pinball Wizard" at Morgan Studio's, London
  • 1970 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies

Album Release

1973 The Stooges release their 3rd album "Raw Power"

  • 1976 Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9

Music Concert

1980 Pink Floyd premiere their live version of "The Wall" at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California

  • 1983 "José Cuervo" single released by Shelly West (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)

Music History

1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

  • 1985 "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City
  • 1987 "Ronnies Rap" by Ron & DC Crew peaks at #93

#1 in the Charts

1987 Madonna's "Open Your Heart" single goes #1

Album Release

1993 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

Music Awards

1994 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

  • 1994 American actor and singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC) undergoes a liver transplant

Album Release

1995 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"

Album Release

1995 Mercury Nashville Records releases "The Woman in Me", the 2nd studio album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 1996)

Super Bowl

2021 The Weeknd becomes the first Canadian solo artist to headline the Super Bowl half time show (Super Bowl LV)