Events in Music on July 31

Historic Publication

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

  • 1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances

Music History

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

Music History

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

Music History

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

  • 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
  • 1980 John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges
  • 1993 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

Music History

2012 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest show ever, at Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland - clocking in at 4 hours and 6 minutes

Music History

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