Events in Music on August 14

  • 1922 1st "old time" musicians radio broadcast (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)

#1 in the Charts

1965 Sonny & Cher's single "I Got You Babe" hits #1

  • 1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert: The Beatles headline; fans break through barriers and rush stage causing a 30-minute delay while order is restored

Music History

1975 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

Music History

1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to most of the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5M; 10 years later he sells 1/2 of his interest to Sony for $150M

  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary

Music Single

1995 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day

  • 1997 Revival of Sherman Edwards historical musical "1776", featuring Brent Spiner, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 333 performances
  • 2019 American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence