On This Day

Events in Music on July 21

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1976 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 1978 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1985 "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 1987 Guns N' 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber