Events in Music on August 30

Music History

1751 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

Music History

1945 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony

  • 1968 1st record released on Apple label in UK is The Beatles single "Hey Jude"
  • 1969 3-day 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival opens in Tenino Washington - 25,000 attend; performers include: James Cotton; Country Joe and the Fish; Flying Burrito Brothers; Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks; Mississippi Fred McDowelll; Steve Miller Band; and Sons of Champlin

Music History

1969 3-day New Orleans Pop Festival opens - 25,000 attend; performers include: Spiral Staircase;. Rex; The Byrds; Janis Joplin: Grateful Dead; Chicago; Dr. John; and Santana

  • 1969 3-day Texas International Pop Festival opens in Lewisville, Texas - 125,000 attend, ; performers include: Chicago Transit Authority; Delaney and Bonnie and Friends; Grand Funk Railroad; Janis Joplin; B.B. King; Led Zeppelin; Nazz; Sam and Dave; Sly and the Family Stone; and Johnny Winter

Music Concert

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance

Music History

1973 Drummer Danny Seiwell quits rock band Wings, which he co-founded with Paul McCartney

  • 1992 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • 1992 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

Television Debut

1993 "Late Show with David Letterman" debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs

Video Music Awards

2015 Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

  • 2018 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country