On This Day

Events in Music on September 7

  • 1974 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1979 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, New York
  • 1987 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • 1988 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins
  • 1990 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2008 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Cardi B
  • 2018 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze"