Events in Music on July 21

Music History

1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massine's ballet Nobilissima Visione premieres in London

Film Premiere

1943 Musical film "Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller (singing "Ain't Misbehavin'") premieres in the US

  • 1976 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances

Film Premiere

1978 "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 Concert

1983 Thunder storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park

  • 1985 "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances

Album Release

1987 Guns & Roses debut album "Appetite for Destruction" is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold

Music Concert

1990 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood; charity concert led by Roger Waters, with guests Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions,; Sinéad O'Connor, Bryan Adams, The Band, Van Morrison, The Hooters, and others

Music History

2017 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"