15 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1925 Bill Pinkney (of The Drifters) is born in Dalzell, South Carolina.

1925 Jazz pianist/composer Oscar Peterson is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1909 Composer/arranger Hugo Winterhalter is born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

1901 Songwriter Ned Washington ("Wild Is The Wind," "Theme From 'The Unforgiven'") is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

1896 Leon Theremin - inventor of the theremin, one of the first electronic instruments - is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Beatles Play Shea In First-Ever Stadium Rock Concert In America


The Beatles play Shea Stadium in New York - home of The Mets - marking the first time a rock band headlines a stadium in America. With Beatlemania in full force, the screaming girls drown out the band in a less-than-intimate, but very memorable performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 56,000.

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