Events in Music on August 16

  • 1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Music concertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

1969 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY

  • 1974 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1975 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora