On This Day

Events in Music on August 3

  • 1829 Opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera premieres in Paris
  • 1897 John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
  • 1963 "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
  • 1963 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1966 South African government bans Beatle records

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1974 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • 1990 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1998 Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman

Singer Ronan Keating
Singer
Ronan Keating
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • 2017 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Music releaseMusic Single

2017 Camila Cabello releases her single "Havana" (biggest song worldwide 2018, 19 million copies sold)