Events in Music on August 8

  • 1948 "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1963 Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene
  • 1964 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • 1964 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • 1964 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
  • 1966 South African Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)

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1975 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1984 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances

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1991 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana

Music releaseMusic Single

1995 "Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio