Events in Music on July 14

  • 1682 British composer Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • 1795 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem
  • 1951 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1951 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances

Music History

1973 Phil Everly storms off stage at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California and declares an end to "The Everly Brothers"; the show was planned as their last, his exit improvised

Film Premiere

1982 Musical film adaptation of "Pink Floyd - The Wall", directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof, and written by Roger Waters, premieres at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London,

Music Single

1986 Paul McCartney releases single "Press", from the album "Press To Play"

  • 1987 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1989 Jessye Norman sings French national anthem, La Marseillaise at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, to celebrate 200th anniversary of the French Revolution
  • 1996 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1996 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 548 performances

Music History

2022 Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd kicks off "After Hours 'Til Dawn", his 1st stadium tour, at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania