On This Day

Events in Music in August 1991

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • Aug 10 "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica", debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Aug 15 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
  • Aug 25 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances