This Date In Rock

Here’s a handful of events in Rock History for August 15th.  Enjoy your trip back in time!

 – In 1965, The Beatles played to a packed Shea Stadium, which was filled with 56,000 people and was, at that time, the largest single crowd to attend a rock ‘n roll show. The Beatles’ set was a standard 35 minutes long . . . but it didn’t matter because the music was drowned out by the screams of randy pubescent teeny-boppers.

– In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened for three groovy days at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York.  Over 400,000 people peacefully attended.  Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, The Who, the Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Mountain, CANNED HEAT, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and two births were among the highlights.  Rampant drug use, heavy rains, not enough food and sanitation, three deaths and four miscarriages the low ponts.

– In 1979, Led Zeppelin released their eighth and final album “In Through the Out Door”.

 – In 1995, Vince Neil’s four-year-old daughter, Skylardied of multiple organ failure.  He created the Skylar Neil Foundation in her honor and sponsored an annual golf tournament to raise money for cancer.

– In 2000, David Bowie’s wife, Imangave birth to their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now kick-back and relax, because August 15th also happens to be National Relaxation Day.  No kidding…


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