On This Day in Music for August 24

Events in Music

  • 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526
  • 1914 PAul Rubens and Sidney Green's musical (with additional songs by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds) "The Girl from Utah" premieres at the Knickerbocker Theatre, NYC
  • 1979 Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" directed by Allan Arkush and featuring the Ramones, premieres in NYC (released throughout the US 20 days later)
  • 1979 Rock band "The Cars" play concert at the Wollman Rink in NYC's Central Park
  • 1980 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 293 performances
  • 1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder
  • 2009 "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)
  • 2018 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to US President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies
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Musicians Born on Aug 24

  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1612)
  • 1579 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
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