On This Day

Events in Music on May 31

  • 1958 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"

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1961 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • 1969 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances
  • 1969 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8

Music releaseMusic Recording

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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1969 Stevie Wonder releases the single "My Cherie Amour" which goes on to become a soul classic

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 1975 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1975 "Fight the Power" single released by The Isley Brothers (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)
  • 1976 The Who set the record for the loudest concert of all time, 120 decibels at 50 metres, at The Valley in Charlton
  • 1977 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • 1979 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 1979 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
  • 1980 "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band peaks at #38
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1989 1st presentation of rock 'n' roll Elvis awards
  • 1997 "Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 performances

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2007 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Singer Rihanna

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2014 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

K-Pop Star Psy
K-Pop Star