Events in Music on September 7

  • 1974 Revival of Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's 1919 musical "Irene", starring Debbie Reynolds, closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 605 performances

Music History

1976 US courts find George Harrison guilty of 'subconsciously' plagiarizing "He's So Fine" for his song "My Sweet Lord"

Music Concert

1979 5-day MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) concert against nuclear power opens at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include: Jackson Browne; Bonnie Raitt; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; James Taylor; Carly Simon; and Gil Scott-Heron

  • 1987 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year, 1988)
  • 1988 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins

Music History

1990 New York City Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes' "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances

Video Music Awards

1995 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

Music History

1996 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Video Music Awards

2000 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Farm Aid Concert

2003 Farm Aid 16 held in Columbus, Ohio; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, and Daniel Lanois [1]

  • 2016 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest show in America, at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes
  • 2018 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums, jointly held by Abba and Led Zeppelin, with "Kamikaze"

Album Release

2018 Legacy Recordings releases "In the Blue Light", the fourteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; album consists of new recordings, with altered arrangements, of lesser-known songs from his catalog

Music History

2018 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event