Events in Music on May 17

  • 1890 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi
  • 1947 "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • 1969 "My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92
  • 1971 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" premieres off-Broadway
  • 1973 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances

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1973 Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 1975 "Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79

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1980 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1981 "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1987 "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 2005 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win

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2015 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift