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At 11:10 am on Aug. 18, 1969, the Woodstock festival was over. It went down in history as one of the greatest events ever in Rock and Roll. If all of the acts that were scheduled and or invited to perform there would have, it probably would have taken a couple more days. Here is […]

On Aug. 17, 1969, THE BAND played at Woodstock. One year later on the same date, they released their third LP “Stage Fright”. Engineered by an up-and-coming Todd Rundgren, and produced by the group themselves for the first time, the album was recorded at the Woodstock Playhouse in their home base of Woodstock, New York. […]

During the morning of Aug. 16, 1977, while at his home, Elvis Presley grabbed the book he’d been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and went into his bathroom. His then girfriend Ginger Alden said to him “Don’t fall asleep in there,” because she knew he did occasionally tend to […]

At 8:15 pm, on Aug. 15, 1965, The Beatles took the stage at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the very first time a rock band would headline a stadium concert. Tickets for the show, sold merely by word of mouth created by kids who asked the concert promoter Sid Bernstein about the next […]

Led Zeppelin released their eighth studio LP “In Through the Out Door” on Aug. 15, 1979. It was their final album of entirely new material. It was recorded over a three-week period in November and December 1978 at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last album released by the band before the […]

Have you ever been fired from a job and nobody told you? On Aug. 14,1962, The Beatles drummer Pete Best was officially let go from the Beatles. Manager Brian Epstein doesn’t tell him until three days later, however, after one more performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, giving him no real reason for the sacking and […]

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]

By Aug. of 1966, the backlash against The Beatles, because of John’s “Jesus” comments had grown. On Aug. 13, a radio station in Longview, TX, KLUE-AM held the first of the “Beatles bonfires,” where ex-Beatle fans came to burn the groups’ records in protest. While in Cleveland, the Reverend Thurman H. Babbs, of the New […]

Aug. 12th was a big day for Big Brother and The Holding Company when it came to record releases. On Aug. 12, 1967, they released their self-titled LP”Big Brother & the Holding Company.” The record featured Janis Joplin as their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released […]


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