Events in Music on February 8

  • 1735 First opera in North American colonies "Flora" opens in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1862 Opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres in London

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1895 Tchaikovsky and Petipa's revival of "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg

Film release premierFilm Release

1915 "The Birth of a Nation" the first 12-reel film in America, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh, opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1925 Kaufman & Berlin's musical "cocoanuts" premieres in New York City
  • 1926 Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin
  • 1930 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • 1940 Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • 1965 Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
  • 1981 "5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1981 "Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 133 performances
  • 1994 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
  • 2004 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
  • 2006 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

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2009 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 2015 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck