On This Day

Events in Music on February 9

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1893 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1961 The Beatles first gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club; they would play there nearly 300 times over the next two years

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show", from New York, draws 73.7 million television viewers

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • 1974 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • 1974 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1984 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1985 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1990 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1991 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • 1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1995 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances

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1995 Irish music and dance show "Riverdance" first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley

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2011 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj