Events in Music on August 29

Music Single

1958 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

Music History

1958 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen, who later become The Beatles

Musical Finale

1964 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 965 performances and 6 Tony Awards

  • 1966 The Beatles' last public concert before a crowd of 25,000, and 7,000 unsold seats, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

Album Release

1977 Iggy Pop releases his second album "Lust for Life", a collaboration with David Bowie

  • 1982 Steve Miller's single "Abracadabra" hits #1

Music History

1992 Irish rock band U2 plays the 1st of two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NYC

Album Release

1994 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK

Video Music Awards

2004 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris win