On This Day

Events in Music on August 15

  • 1965 Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

1969 Woodstock Festival opens in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm; performers include Richie Havens, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez

Learn More
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Learn More
  • 1983 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
  • 1988 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1991 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, NYC
  • 1993 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances