On This Day

Events in Music on July 17

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1717 George Frideric Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

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1956 MGM releases film "High Society", a musical re-working of "The Philadelphia Story" set in Newport, Rhode Island; starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with songs by Cole Porter

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

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1958 Peter Shaffer's musical "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 1966 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances
  • 1968 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1974 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues

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1974 John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1981 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

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1989 Paul McCartney releases "This One"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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2001 Craig David releases “Born to Do It” in the United States

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David

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2013 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
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Bono