On This Day

Events in Music on August 1

  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1960 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • 1964 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival

Music concertMusic Concert

1971 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
Singer Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is released from hospital after a 3 week coma

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia
  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1992 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1993 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts