On This Day

Events in Music on August 2

  • 1953 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
  • 1961 The Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club

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1969 Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1979 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

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1991 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Rick James
  • 1992 "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances

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2019 Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran