1925: Oscar Peterson
1942: Pete York (Spencer Davis Group)
1950: Tommy Aldridge (Pat Travers Group / Ozzy Osbourne Band / Whitesnake)
1961: Matt Johnson (The The)
1965: The Beatles set a world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert, when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City.
1969: The Woodstock 3-day Festival began at Max Yasgur’s farm in New York. Artists appearing included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Ten Years After, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, The Band, Richie Havens and many more. The festival was attended by nearly half a million people.
1979: Led Zeppelin released their final album, ‘In Through The Out Door’.
2000: David Bowie & wife Iman’s first child was born, a baby girl named Alexandria Zahra Jones.
2016: Death of keyboard player, James Woolley, of Nine Inch Nails [aged 49].
54 years ago, The Beatles played at Shea Stadium in New York City to 55,600 people ~ the biggest crowd that had ever attended a concert, at that time! High quality footage of the Shea Stadium gig was finally released officially 2016, for the film ‘Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’.