On This Day

Events in Music on June 17

  • 1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1957 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin begin their last European tour
  • 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" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Singer Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
  • 1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • 1979 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 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 awardsCMT Music Awards

2009 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer