Events in Music on August 3

Music Premiere

1829 Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) premieres at Salle Le Peletier in Paris

  • 1897 John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC
  • 1963 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool, England

Musical Finale

1963 Richard Rodgers' musical drama "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater, NYC, after 580 performances and 3 Tony Award wins

  • 1963 Warner Bros. Records releases single of Allan Sherman's novelty song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)", set to music of Amilcare Ponchielli's, "Dance of the Hours" from his 1876 opera "La Gioconda"
  • 1966 South African government bans records by The Beatles

Music History

1968 100,000 attend two-day Newport Pop Festival in Costa Mesa, California; performers included Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, The Chambers Brothers, Country Joe and the Fish, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf, Tiny Tim, The Animals, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The Byrds

Music History

1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

  • 1974 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances

Music History

1974 Jeff Baxter, guitarist and founding member of Steely Dan quits the band and joins the Doobie Brothers

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

Music Single

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

Music Single

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

  • 2017 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Music History

2021 Singer Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th birthday with Lady Gaga in the first of 2 "farewell" performances at Radio City Music Hall, NYC