Events in Music on August 10

Music History

1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade)

  • 1895 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • 1920 Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, first significant Blues hit by African American artist

Jim Morrison's Trial

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

Music History

1972 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish

Album Release

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

  • 1979 Wings release single "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"
  • 1986 "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 1420 performances
  • 1991 New York City Opera's limited run production of Stephen Sondhiem's "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State Theater, NYC, after 7 performances

Album Release

1993 Columbia Records releases "River of Dreams", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's twelfth and final (unless he just changes his mind) studio album

Music History

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