Events in Music on July 24

Music History

1917 Trial of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari begins in Paris for allegedly spying for Germany and thus causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers

Music Premiere

1942 Irving Berlin's musical "This Is The Army" premieres in NYC

  • 1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1965 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 1983 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Music Single

1984 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (credited in US to Wham!) (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Music Concert

2003 Ringo Starr's eighth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Colin Hay, Paul Carrack, John Waite, Sheila E., and Mark Rivera

Music History

2018 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Music Concert

2022 Singer-songwriter icon Joni Mitchell makes a surprise concert appearance, joining Brandi Carlile at Newport Folk Festval; Mitchell's first public performance in 19 years