Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Today in Music History...August 30, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: August 30th:

2016 The Go-Go's complete their final tour, playing their last show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

1996 Liam Gallagher flies to America to rejoin his Oasis bandmates on the (What's the Story) Morning Glory? tour. The band played the first four shows with brother Noel taking vocal duties after the capricious singer watched their MTV Unplugged performance from the wings, claiming to be suffering from a throat infection.

1995 Sterling Morrison (guitarist for The Velvet Underground) dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Poughkeepsie, New York, the day after his 53rd birthday.

1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon perform together for a benefit concert at Martha's Vineyard. It's their first time in 16 years that they have shared a stage.

1989 Bebe Rexha is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1988 Thomas "Papa Dee" Allen (percussionist/saxophonist/vocalist for War) collapses onstage during a performance in Solano County, California. He dies of a brain aneurysm at age 58.

1980 Barclay James Harvest perform "A Concert For The People" next to the Berlin Wall to an audience of approximately 250,000.

1974 Pop singer/songwriter Rich Cronin (of LFO) is born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

1971 The Beach Boys release Surf's Up.

1969 The Birmingham band Earth changes its name when lead singer Ozzy Osbourne announces on stage that the band's new name is Black Sabbath. The band had played "N.I.B.," "The Wizard," "Black Sabbath," and "Warning."

1969 It's the first day of the two-day Isle of Wight Festival. Performers include Bob Dylan, the Moody Blues and The Who. This is the second Isle of Wight Festival - it goes on again next year, but doesn't return until 2002.

1963 Trance DJ/record producer Paul Oakenfold is born in London, England.

1959 The Miracles release "Bad Girl."

1958 Martin Jackson (drummer for Swing Out Sister) is born in Manchester, England.

1953 Horace Panter (bassist for The Specials and General Public) is born Stephen Graham Panter in Croydon, Surrey, England.

1950 Micky Moody (guitarist for Whitesnake) is born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England.

1941 Comic singer George Formby's film Spare A Copper is released in Sweden.

1939 The influential British DJ John Peel is born (John Robert Parker Ravenscroft).

1935 "Papa" John Phillips (of The Mamas & The Papas) is born in Parris Island, South Carolina. He would be raised in Alexandria, Virginia.

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2004 Björk releases Medúlla, an album made up almost entirely of human voices.

1992 Nirvana headline the Reading Festival in England. On the bill is L7, whose frontwoman Donita Sparks throws a (used) tampon into the crowd.More

1989 Never do business with family: Billy Joel fires his manager, who is also his ex-wife's brother. Joel sues him for $90 million, setting off a series of acrimonious court battles.

1976 The Notting Hill riots take place as black youth clash with police at the Notting Hill Carnival in England. Members of The Clash are present, and the event inspires them to write "White Riot" as a call for white people to protest with the same furor.More

1970 Jimi Hendrix rocks the Isle of Wight Festival in his last British concert appearance. The show is plagued by technical problems, with the guitarist's amplifier picking up signals from the security radios. Other artists appearing onstage include Free, Joan Baez and The Moody Blues. The festival closes with a dawn performance by Richie Havens, who also opened at Woodstock.

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