Events in Music on August 10

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1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

Film release premierFilm Premier

1950 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Music concertJim Morrison's Trial

1970 Jim Morrison's trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami

  • 1972 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
  • 1979 Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"

Music releaseAlbum Release

1979 "Off the Wall" 5th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1980)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
  • 1986 "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
  • 1991 "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances

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2017 Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift