Jordan Hall, dedicated 1903
Sister institution the Boston Conservatory was founded a few days earlier on February 11, 1867 by German-born violinist Julius Eichberg. (From a distance, it looks more … aufgeknopft.) Performing arts taught are music, dance and musical theatre.
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In an era when most ‘teen’ music is written by industry adults, the NYC group (first called The Premiers) is also rock’s first all-teenaged act. The movie about Lymon’s life … and three wives looking for an estate … is released in 1998.
US rock band Styx releases Mr. Roboto, fated to be a CA#1, US#3 hit. It’s actually a tune from Styx rock opera Kilroy Was Here, released on Feb. 28. The lead features a vocoded voice, a technology popularized by Wendy Carlos‘ 1971 music for A Clockwork Orange#58. A year before ‘Roboto’, a vocoder (a Lexicon PCM41) had been used in Afrika Bambaataa‘s influential 1982 single Planet Rock.