6 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1970 On the 25th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, a Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium in New York features Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf and Johnny Winter.

1970 At the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Christine McVie plays her first gig with Fleetwood Mac. She later becomes the band's first female member, joining her husband John in the group.

1964 Rod Stewart appears on TV for the first time when his group The Hoochie Coochie Men show up on the BBC show The Beat Room.

1958 Randy DeBarge (of DeBarge) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1951 Singer/songwriter/musician Pat MacDonald (co-founder of Timbuk3) is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1946 Allan Holdsworth (guitarist for Soft Machine) is born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

1929 Saxophonist Mike Elliott (of The Foundations) is born in Jamaica, West Indies.

1928 Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1921 Jazz/Blues musician Buddy Collette (tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist) is born in Los Angeles, California. He became a founding member of Chico Hamilton's quintet.

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Hamilton Opens On Broadway


Hamilton, a hip-hop-infused musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre six months after a sold-out Off-Broadway debut.

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