On This Day

Events in Music in August 1974

  • Aug 3 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • Aug 3 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • Aug 5 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 16 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon