Events in Music on August 24

Music History

1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526

Music Premiere

1914 PAul Rubens and Sidney Green's musical (with additional songs by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds) "The Girl from Utah" premieres at the Knickerbocker Theatre, NYC

Film Premiere

1979 Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" directed by Allan Arkush and featuring the Ramones, premieres in NYC (released throughout the US 20 days later)

  • 1979 Rock band "The Cars" play concert at the Wollman Rink in NYC's Central Park
  • 1980 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 293 performances

Murder of Interest

1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder

  • 2009 "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Music History

2018 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to US President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies

Music History

2021 Beyoncé becomes first black woman and third person to wear the Tiffany Diamond in an advertising campaign for the company alongside her husband Jay-Z