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August 18

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
August 18

1962 Ringo plays on stage with The Beatles for the first time at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead.

1964 The Beatles fly across the Atlantic to begin their first full concert tour of the US, with the debut show slated for the following day at The Cow Palace in San Francisco.

1969 The Woodstock festival closes after morning performances by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha Na Na and finally, at 9 AM, Jimi Hendrix, who performs his rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”.

1977 Funeral services for Elvis are held at Graceland. Inside are 150 mourners, outside are 75,000 more. Presley was entombed in a white marble mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis near the grave of his mother, Gladys, but would be re-buried at Graceland the following November at his father’s request.

1978 Melvin Franklin of The Temptations was shot four times in the hand and the leg while trying to stop a man from stealing his car in Los Angeles.

1982 The City of Liverpool named four streets after The Beatles, John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.

1991 Billy Preston was arrested in Los Angeles after a 16 year old boy reported being sexually attacked. Although he pleaded not guilty, Preston was convicted and placed on 5 years probation early in 1992.

2012 Scott McKenzie, of the hit “San Francisco”, the unofficial anthem for “the summer of love” in 1967, died of the nervous system disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the age of 73.


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