On This Day

Events in Music in August 1972

  • Aug 5 Moody Blues re-issue their 1967 single "Nights in White Satin", and it reaches #2 on US charts, higher than the initial release

Music History

Aug 10 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish

  • Aug 12 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 156 performances

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

Aug 12 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater in NYC after 1316 performances

Music Concert

Aug 30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance