On This Day in Music for September 7

Events in Music

  • 1974 Revival of Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's 1919 musical "Irene", starring Debbie Reynolds, closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 605 performances
  • 1976 US courts find George Harrison guilty of 'subconsciously' plagiarizing "He's So Fine" for his song "My Sweet Lord"
  • 1979 5-day MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) concert against nuclear power opens at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include: Jackson Browne; Bonnie Raitt; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; James Taylor; Carly Simon; and Gil Scott-Heron
  • 1987 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year, 1988)
  • 1988 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins
  • 1990 New York City Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes' "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances
  • 1995 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win
  • 1996 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
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Weddings in Music

  • 1979 British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) (31) weds Pakastani Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque, in London, England
  • 1984 American actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds Amwerican R&B singer James DeBarge (21); annulled in 1985
  • 1996 Czech model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds American "Bon Jovi" drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey; divorce in 1998

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