On This Day

Events in Music in July 1978

  • Jul 1 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
  • Jul 9 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances

Film Premier

Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

Music History

Jul 25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image

  • Jul 28 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival