On This Day

Events in Music on August 6

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

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 1947 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • 1965 Beatles release "Help" album in UK

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1973 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare FactsOh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

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

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A brief cover-up by the cast of
A brief cover-up by the cast of "Oh! Calcutta!"
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  • 1995 "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances

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1996 Punk rock band the Ramones perform for the last time at the Palace in Hollywood

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