Events in Music on August 1

Music History

1927 Influential country music group the Carter family make their first recording with producer Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee

  • 1942 American Federation of Musicians labor union begins a strike over royalty payment disagreements, refusing to perform on commercial recordings. ban lasts over two years
  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances

Music Recording

1960 Aretha Franklin's 1st recording session for Columbia Records in NYC

  • 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

Music History

1969 3-day Atlantic City Pop Festival opens at the Atlantic City Race Course in Hamilton Township, New Jersey; performers include: Procol Harum; Joni Mitchell; Chicago; Santana; Little Richard; Booker T and the MG's; Sir Douglas Quintet; Janis Joplin; Jefferson Airplane, B.B. King; The Byrds; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Tim Buckley; Hugh Masekela; Dr. John; and The Mothers of Invention; attendance estimated at 110,000

Television Debut

1971 "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" debuts on CBS-TV, with comic actor and singer Jimmy Durante as guest

Music Concert

1971 George Harrison's benefit concerts for Bangladesh (2 shows) take place at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, and Leon Russell

Music 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)

Music History

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

Music History

1987 Music video channel MTV Europe launches, with Elton John throwing the switch; "Money For Nothing" Dire Straits is the first video presented

  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1990 British pop-reggae band UB40 deported from Seychelles after being arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession
  • 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

Music History

1994 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour