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August 31 – Today In Rock Music History

August 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Van Morrison!

Musicians Born On August 31

1939 Jerry Allison (Crickets)
1945 Van Morrison (Moondance)
1947 John Gage (Gino Washington Ram Jam)
1952 Rudolph Schenker (Scorpions)
1957 Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
1957 Gina Schock (The Go-Go’s)
1970 Debbie Gibson (Lost in Your Eyes)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 31

1961 John Leyton: ‘Johnny Remember Me’ UK 45
1963 Angels: ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’ US 45
1985 UB40: ‘I Got You Babe’ UK 45
1985 Dire Straits: ‘Brothers in Arms’ US LP
1991 Jason Donovan and the Original London Cast : Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat : UK LP
1998 Manic Street Preachers : If You TolerateThis.. : UK single

Various Music Events On August 31

1955 ‘I Hear You Knocking’ by Smiley Lewis debuts on US R&B chart. (The song is later covered by Dave Edmunds)

1955 A London Judge fines Sidney Adams Turner £3 10s for ‘creating an abominable noise’. Turner’s crime? He threatens his neighbours by saying ‘I will drive you mad’. He then plays ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ by Bill Haley at full volume for two and a half hours

1969 Bob Dylan plays Isle of Wight Festival, earning £38,000 in cash for a one-hour set, backed by the Band.

1974 Carole King’s ‘Jazzman’ released in US

1976 Judge rules that George Harrison is guilty of subconsciously plagiarising the tune of ‘He’s So Fine’ in composing the single ‘My Sweet Lord’

1986 Bob Geldof marries Paula Yates

1989 The Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels”, their first concert tour in eight years starts at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1998 As he prepares to become an Internet Service Provider,David Bowie holds a number of webcast performances featuring Ani DiFranco, the Specials, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Jay Hawks and Spacehog.

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August 31 – Today in Beatles History

August 31, 2010

1955
Brian is appointed a director of I. Epstein & Sons (Liverpool) Limited, one of the two furniture-dealing sides of the family business.

1961
‘Mersey Beat’ publishes an article by Bob Wooler about the Beatles.

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP number 1, 17th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1965
Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco.
Last concert of the 1965 US tour. As the Beatles leave the Cow Palace, a crowd of fans climbs on top of their limousine, crushing it.

1966
‘Yellow Submarine’, 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

‘Eleanor Rigby’, 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
It is announced that the Beatles will take the administration of their own business interests.

1968
‘Hey Jude’ enters the Billboard ranking at number 10, a record for this singles chart.

1969
George, Ringo, John, Pattie, Maureen and Yoko attend the Festival of the Isle of Wight, to see the Dylan show.

1974
John declares before the Federal Court that Nixon’s government tried to deport him for having been one of the organizers of the anti-war march during the republican convention in Miami, 1972.

1983
Studio 2. Show ‘The Beatles At Abbey Road’ (3 times).

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August 31 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

August 31, 2010

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
1988 Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
1988 Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
1987 Curtis Strange sets golf’s earning for year record ($697,385)
1987 Michael Jacskon’s “Bad” video premieres on CBS TV
1987 South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
1986 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
1985 “Prakas” sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
1985 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1983 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, vs. England at Lord’s
1981 Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
1980 “Oklahoma!” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 301 performances
1980 80th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
1980 Poland’s Solidarity labor union forms

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at U.S. Open
1979 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
1979 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador
1979 Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
1978 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
1978 Emily and William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125,524′)
1977 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
1977 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate’s vote
1976 George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing “My Sweet Lord”
1976 Mexican peso devalued
1976 Trinidad and Tobago adopts constitution
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
1975 Former Teamsters’ president James Hoffa reported missing
1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
1973 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
1972 Olga Korbut, U.S.S.R., wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
1971 Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon
1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
1970 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
1970 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador’s home in Wassenaar
1970 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking “immoral liberties” with girl, 14
1970 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
1968 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
1968 68th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover
1968 Roy Face ties W Johnson’s record of 802 pitching appearances with club
1968 Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr. X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
1965 House of Representatives joins Senate establish Department of Housing and Urban Develop
1964 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
1962 Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1961 Amsterdam National Ballet forms
1960 Agricultural Hall of Fame forms

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959 Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean’s NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game
1957 Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Texas)
1955 1st solar automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois
1955 KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die
1954 Indians beat Yankees 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A’s)
1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
1951 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 home runs and a single in a game vs Braves

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August 30 – Today In Rock Music History

August 30, 2010

Musicians Born On August 30

1939 John Peel (DJ)
1944 Chuck Colbert (American Breed)
1945 John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas)
1950 Mick Moody (Whitesnake)
1958 Martin Jackson (Swing Out Sister)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 30

1957 Paul Anka: ‘Diana’ UK 45
1969 Zager and Evans: ‘In the Year 2525′ UK 45
1969 Elvis Presley: ‘From Elvis in Memphis’ UK LP
1975 Rod Stewart: ‘Atlantic Crossing’ UK LP
1975 KC and the Sunshine Band: ‘Get Down Tonight’ UK 45
1980 Christopher Cross: ‘Sailing’ US 45
1986 Steve Winwood: ‘Higher Love’ US 45
1997 The Notorious BIG/Puff Daddy/MASE : Mo Money Mo Problems : US single
Oasis : Be Here Now : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 30

1956 Tony Crombie and the Rockets become first British rock-and-roll band to tour UK

1959 Bobby Darin hits US chart with ‘Mack the Knife’

1972 John and Yoko Lennon play ‘One to One’, their first ‘oifficial’ American solo concert, a benefit for New York’s Willowbrook Hospital, at Madison Square Garden

1973 Denny Sewell quits Wings

1975 Bad Company’s ‘Feel Like Making Love’ hits UK chart

1975 Steely Dan enter UK singles chart for the first time with ‘Do it Again’

1980 Paul Simon’s ‘One Trick Pony’ hits UK LP chart

1980 Gary Numan hits UK chart at No. 8 with ‘I Die You Die’

1984 British Rail name new Intercity train after TV show ‘Top of the Pops’

1986 Genesis’ ‘In Too Deep’ hits UK chart

1993 Billy Joel is the first musical guest on CBS-TV’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunite for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusettes.

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August 30 – Today in Beatles History

August 30, 2010


1962

Performance at the Riverpark Ballroom, Chester.

1963
UK single release: ‘Hello Little Girl’, with The Fourmost.

It is announced that Gerry and the Pacemakers will star in a Christmas pantomime, ‘Babes In The Wood’. It will be promoted by Brian with Joe Collins.

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
Concert at the Convention Hall, Atlantic City.

1965
8.00pm. Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (2nd performance). Recording: ‘Twist And Shout’; ‘She’s A Woman’; ‘I Feel Fine’; ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; ‘Ticket To Ride’; ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’; ‘Baby’s In Black’; ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’; ‘A Hard Day’s Night’; ‘Help!’; ‘I’m Down’. Producer: Voyle Gilmore; Engineer: Pete Abbott; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Seven songs included in ‘The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ LP.

1968
UK single release: ‘Hey Jude’/’Revolution’. First Apple product.
UK single release: ‘Those Were The Days’, with Mary Hopkin, first artist discovered by Apple.

Trident Studios. 5.00-11.00pm. Recording: ‘Dear Prudence’ (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Chelsea Register Office, London. Neil Aspinall marries Suzy Ornstein. Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend. Alexis Mardas is best man.
Afternnon. Surprise party at a restaurant in King’s Road, London, for the couple. Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend.

Screening, on the programme ‘Experiment In Television’, of a film of the Beatles recording ‘Hey Jude’ (filmed 29 July 1968).

1969
‘Give Peace A Chance’, 8th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. Closing of ‘Art Spectrum’, modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: ‘Cold Turkey’, ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’, ‘Instant Karma!’, ‘Up Your Legs Forever’.

1972
Madison Square Garden, New York. ‘One To One Concert’, to raise money for Willowbrook, institution for children with physical or mental defects. 2 shows (afternoon, 2.00pm; evening), featuring John Lennon, Stevie Wonder and others, organized by John and Yoko. Filmed by ABC-TV.

World premiere of the film ‘Erection’ in New York.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing: ‘I Keep Forgettin”; ‘Be My Baby’. end of sessions for LP ‘Old Wave’.

1983
Studio 2. Show ‘The Beatles At Abbey Road’ (3 times).

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August 30 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

August 30, 2010

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1987 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
1987 Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman’s record (6’10″)
1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1984 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
1984 Sotherby’s in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
1983 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
1983 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
1982 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
1981 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
1979 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1979 Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
1976 Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1974 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1968 1st record under Apple label, Beatle’s Hey Jude
1968 John and Yoko’s “One on One” benefit for children at MSG
1967 U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
1963 Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins
1961 J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a U.S. District Court
1961 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961 U.S.S.R. says it will resume nuclear testing
1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1960 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1954 Hurricane Carol, kills 68
1953 Future New York City mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
1951 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact

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August 29 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

August 29, 2010

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Macy’s Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record
1988 U.S.S.R. launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
1987 Rosa Mota becomes wins female Rome marathon (2:25:17)
1986 Heike Drechsler of E Germany ties world women’s 200 m mark (21.71s)
1986 Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
1985 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1985 New York Yankee Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
1982 38 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” hits #1
1981 28th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 15-9
1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York
1977 St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 San Francisco Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia
(1 cop killed)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yankees after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 1st U.S. Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr. Vija Vuskains)
1968 Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
1968 Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja
1967 Final TV episode of “Fugitive”
1967 Yankees longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yankees win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes
1966 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August
1964 “Funny Thing Happened” closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 965 performances
1964 Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” released
1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth’s career strikeout record (1,330)
1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) home runs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
1962 U.S. U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 Strom Thurmond, Senator-D-South Carolina, ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights
1956 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb
1950 International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in ’52

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August 29 – Today In Rock Music History

August 29, 2010

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Musicians Born On August 29

1920 Charlie Parker (US jazz saxophonist)
1924 Dinah Washington (Ruth Jones)
1943 Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1945 Chris Copping (Paramounts)
1953 Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
1958 Michael Jackson (Thriller)
1958 Lenny Henry (Comic Relief)
1959 Eddie Reader (Fairground Attraction)
1969 Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Deaths On August 291

1976 Jimmy Reed (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 29

1970 Edwin Starr: ‘War’ US 45
1981 Aneka: ‘Japanese Boy’ UK 45
1981 ELO: ‘Time’ UK LP
1987 Rick Astley: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ UK 45
1987 Def Leppard: ‘Hysteria’ UK LP
1987 Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba’ US 45
1992 Smiths : Best….1 : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 29

1954 Louis Jordan begins four-month American road tour in El Paso, Texas

1958 George Harrison joins Paul McCartney and John Lennon in Quarrymen

1958 Alan Freed’s ‘Big Beat Show’ opens at Brooklyn’s Fox Theatre, a change of venue following the summer rock-and-roll riots. Frankie Avalon, Bill Haley, Danleers and Chuck Berry share the bill

1966 Beatles play last onstage gig at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

1981 U2 debut on UK LP chart with ‘Boy’

1981 ‘Rock on the Tyne’ festival begins in Gateshead, UK, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2 etc.

1996 Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic “Soul Man,” sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole after hissupporters had changed the lyrics to “I’m A Dole Man.”

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August 29 – Today in Beatles History

August 29, 2010

1959
Opening night of the Casbah Club. Show by the Quarrymen (John, Paul, George, Ken Browne).

1963
Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
‘A Hard Day’s Night’ LP number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Billboard publishes that the sales of guitars have reached its highest point since 1957, when Elvis appeared.

1965
Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (1st performance). Recording: ‘Introduction’ (by KRLA disc-jockeys); ‘Twist And Shout’; ‘She’s A Woman’; ‘I Feel Fine’; ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; ‘Ticket To Ride’; ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’; ‘Baby’s In Black’; ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’; ‘A Hard Day’s Night’; ‘Help!’; ‘I’m Down’. Producer: Engeman (Christian name unknown); Engineer: Hugh Davies; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Due to technical defects, nothing of this was included in ‘The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ LP.

1966
Morning. Dizz Gillespie disappears with personal briefcases of Brian and Nat Weiss.

Concert at the Candlestick Park, San Francisco. Last Beatles concert.
Tony Barrow films and records the concert. Support act: the Ronettes.

1968
Trident Studios. 7.00pm-6.00am. Recording: ‘Dear Prudence’ (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
Visits at the studio: John (Paul’s cousin), Jackie Lomax.

1971

Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. ‘Art Spectrum’, modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: ‘Cold Turkey’, ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’, ‘Instant Karma!’, ‘Up Your Legs Forever’.

1983
Studio 2. Show ‘The Beatles At Abbey Road’ (3 times).

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August 28 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

August 28, 2010

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 Frank Viola and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0
1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 88th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
1986 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 Tina Turner’s star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 U.S. Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 “Mame” closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
1983 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1982 “Sugar Babies” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 1208 performances
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
1981 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1978 Donald Vesco rode 21′-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Ja’afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 New York Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 N.Y. Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1976 N.Y. Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1973 “Monster Mash” goes gold
1973 “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 India and Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago’s Dem National Conven
1967 Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 U.S. weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 WEWS-TV Channel 5′s “Upbeat” debuts in Cleveland
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, D.C.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
1963 Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream speech” at Lincoln Memorial
1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana, state record
1962 Dr. Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record “Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)”
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski’s 3-run home run is disallowed as ump called time

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1957 Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill
1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1953 “Me and Juliet” opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 358 performances
1952 German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 Pirates snap New York Giants 16 game win streak
1950 Earle and Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A’s from Connie Mack Jr

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