On This Day

Events in Music on March 31

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1841 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
  • 1883 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
  • 1923 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners

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1967 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1969 George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1972 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
  • 1978 Wings release "London Town" album
  • 1979 24th Eurovision Song Contest: Gali Atari and Milk and Honey for Israel wins singing "Hallelujah" in Jerusalem
  • 1982 American rock group The Doobie Brothers split up
  • 1996 "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances
  • 1996 "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 performances
  • 2009 "Boom Boom Pow" single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

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2019 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death

  • 2019 Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles