Events in Music on June 17

  • 1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1957 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • 1961 Billy Barnes' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1965 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • 1967 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

Music Concert

1967 Barbra Streisand: "A Happening in Central Park" concert performance for audience of 135,000

  • 1970 British rock band Led Zeppelin begin their last European tour

#1 in the Charts

1971 Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes to #1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks

  • 1972 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" single by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38

Music Recording

1973 Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later a huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville

  • 1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • 1979 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances

Album Release

1980 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's fifth studio album "The River"; the 2-record set becomes a global smash, going top five in 8 countries

  • 1983 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: UB40, Melanie, and Curtis Mayfield headline; other performers include: The Beat, Marillion, King Sunny Adé, The Chieftains, Dr. John; Tom Paxton, Dennis Brown, The Enid, Incantation, and Aswad
  • 1990 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 1990 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1995 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances

Music History

2013 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc