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Events in Music on October 31

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1724 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres at the King's Theatre in London

  • 1887 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral work "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1949 "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • 1957 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses The Beatles & their fans at London Airport

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Music release#1 in the Charts

1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseMusic Single

1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released by the Beatles as a single in UK, his first "A" side

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure and open profanity, though remains free on a $50,000 bond pending appeal

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1971 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Bob Geldof's first appearance with The Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1984 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London
  • 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 1994 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • 1994 American jam band Phish performs The Beatles "White Album" as a musical costume during a show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.
  • 1995 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois
  • 1996 American jam band Phish performs The Talking Heads' "Remain In Light" as a musical costume during a show at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1998 American jam band Phish performs The Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" as a musical costume during a show at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2018 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits