On This Day

Events in Music on July 30

  • 1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time

Music History

1824 Gioachino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris

Music History

1954 Elvis Presley joins the Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

Music History

1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

  • 1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

Music History

1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Music Single

1971 George Harrison releases single "Bangladesh"

  • 1972 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances

Music History

1977 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Music Single

1991 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Album Release

2002 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 12th studio album "The Rising", his first new record with the E Street Band since 1985 tops the charts in 7 countries

  • 2006 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.