On This Day

Events in Music on March 17

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1926 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • 1965 Beatles announce their second film is titled "8 Arms to Hold You" ; later changed to "Help!"
  • 1967 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1968 Bee Gees make their US TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "To Love Somebody" and "Words"

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
  • 1989 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 1992 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances
  • 1994 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • 1996 "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1996 "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

2014 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler
  • 2020 Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film