Events in Music on August 31

  • 1916 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London

Theater Premiere

1928 Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weil's play with music "The Threepenny Opera" premieres at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin

Music History

1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover

Music History

1971 Beatle John Lennon leaves England for the final time, moving to New York City

Television Premiere

1987 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video, directed by Martin Scorcese, premieres during TV special "Michael Jackson: The Magic Returns" on CBS

  • 1997 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances

Album Release

1999 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

Video Music Awards

2006 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

Film Premiere

2018 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

  • 2020 Singer Akon lays first stone for Akon city, futuristic solar-powered city to be built in Senegal, saying will be real-life version of Wakanda in "Black Panther"