On This Day in Music for August 6

Events in Music

  • 1947 1st performance of Hector Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
  • 1970 "Festival for Peace" concert held at Shea Stadium, NYC to mark 25th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing; performers include Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Herbie Hancock, Dionne Warwick, John Sebastian, The Rascals, and the Broadway cast of "Hair"
  • 1973 Stevie Wonder involved (as a passenger) in car crash in North Carolina, goes into a 4 day coma
  • 1989 Revival of musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater, NYC, after 5959 performances: Broadway’s longest-running musical revue
  • 1996 American punk rock band "The Ramones" perform for the last time, at the Palace in Hollywood, California
  • 2012 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)
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