Events in Music on August 6

Radio Premiere

1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio

  • 1947 1st performance of Hector Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"

The Twist Dance Craze

1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show", starting a worldwide dance craze

  • 1965 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!", from the film soundtrack

Music History

1970 "Festival for Peace" concert held at Shea Stadium, NYC to mark 25th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing; performers include Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Herbie Hancock, Dionne Warwick, John Sebastian, The Rascals, and the Broadway cast of "Hair"

Music History

1973 Stevie Wonder involved (as a passenger) in car crash in North Carolina, goes into a 4 day coma

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

1989 Revival of musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater, NYC, after 5959 performances: Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

Musical Finale

1995 Revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical comedy '"Damn Yankees", starring Jerry Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 510 performances

Music History

1996 American punk rock band "The Ramones" perform for the last time, at the Palace in Hollywood, California

  • 2012 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)