On This Day in Music for August 16

Events in Music

  • 1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
  • 1966 The Beatles in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Second day of the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York; performers include Santana, John Sebastian; Mountain, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, and Jefferson Airplane
  • 1974 American punk rock band "The Ramones" concert debut at CBGB's in New York City
  • 1975 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 1980 British rock musician Jools Holland quits band Squeeze
  • 1986 "Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

  • 1968 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage

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