Events in Music on August 16

  • 1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth

Music History

1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later

  • 1966 The Beatles in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

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

Music Concert

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

Music History

1975 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis

  • 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

#1 in the Charts

1986 Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single

  • 2000 "Hanging by a Moment" single released by Lifehouse (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)