On This Day

Events in Music on July 31

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1786 "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect" by Robert Burns is published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • 1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances

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1959 Cliff Richard and the Shadows have their 1st British No. 1 single with "Living' Doll" (biggest British single of 1959)

  • 1964 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot

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1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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1967 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1968 The Beatles close Apple Boutique in London, giving clothes away for free
  • 1979 "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1993 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

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2018 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna