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August 29

1958 Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show opens at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn. Those performing included Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Clanton, Chuck Berry, Bobby Freeman, Bill Haley And His Comets and The Elegants.

1959 The Quarrymen perform for about 300 teenagers at the opening of The Casbah Coffee Club, located in the basement of a family home owned by Pete Best’s mother.

1964 Billboard magazine reports that guitar sales in both the US and the UK, have skyrocketed in the wake of the British Invasion.

1966 The Beatles play their last paid, public concert in front of 25,000 fans at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The band did 11 songs in just over a half an hour.

1967 Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles.

1977 Three people are arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis’ body. As a result, his remains would be moved to Graceland.

1990 Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

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photo: thebeatles.com

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