Today in Music History
Today in music history. – this is what really interesting stuff happened on today’s date in music history for February 17.
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What happened today in music history:
1653: Composer Arcangelo Corelli was born.
1862: Composer Sir Edward German was born.
1904: The opera “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan.
1960: The Everly Brothers signed with Warner Bros. Records in a 10-year contract worth $1 million.
1966: Brian Wilson began recording the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.”
1970: Joni Mitchell announced her retirement from live performances. She returned to the stage within a year.
1971: James Taylor made his prime-time television debut on ABC’s the “Johnny Cash Show.”
1975: John Lennon released “Rock n’ Roll.” It was his last record before he left the music business for 5 years.
1976: Bette Midler was awarded the “Woman of the Year” award from Harvard’s University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society.
1988: A 12-year old fan of Motley Crue set his legs on fire while trying to imitate a stunt in the band’s “Live Wire” video. The boy suffered burns over ten percent of his body.
1990: Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live. The performed the Wayne’s World theme song while appearing in the skit as themselves.
2002: It was reported that George Michael’s in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.
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