On This Day

Events in Music on October 31

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

  • 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 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

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

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1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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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

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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

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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)
  • 2018 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits