On This Day in Music for August 30

Events in Music

  • 1968 1st record released on Apple label in UK is The Beatles single "Hey Jude"
  • 1969 3-day 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival opens in Tenino Washington - 25,000 attend; performers include: James Cotton; Country Joe and the Fish; Flying Burrito Brothers; Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks; Mississippi Fred McDowelll; Steve Miller Band; and Sons of Champlin
  • 1969 3-day New Orleans Pop Festival opens - 25,000 attend; performers include: Spiral Staircase;. Rex; The Byrds; Janis Joplin: Grateful Dead; Chicago; Dr. John; and Santana
  • 1969 3-day Texas International Pop Festival opens in Lewisville, Texas - 125,000 attend, ; performers include: Chicago Transit Authority; Delaney and Bonnie and Friends; Grand Funk Railroad; Janis Joplin; B.B. King; Led Zeppelin; Nazz; Sam and Dave; Sly and the Family Stone; and Johnny Winter
  • 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance
  • 1973 Drummer Danny Seiwell quits rock band Wings, which he co-founded with Paul McCartney
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Weddings in Music

  • 1959 American songwriter Carole King (17) weds American lyricist Gerry Goffin (20); divorce in 1969
  • 1994 American R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah (15) illegally in Rosemont, Illinois (later annulled)
  • 2009 British Monkees singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

Divorces in Music

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