Events in Music on July 19

  • 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers Among Popular Songs"; "Malinda's Wedding Day" by singers Byron Harlan and Arthur Collins is #1 (recorded in Camden, New Jersey)

Music History

1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony)

Music Premiere

1942 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

  • 1951 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 1952 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances

Music Single

1954 Elvis Presley's debut single, a cover of Arthur Cruddup's "That's All Right" is released

  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances

Music History

1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

  • 1976 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • 1976 British rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • 1992 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • 1992 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife

Album Release

2013 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"