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August 30

1968 John and Yoko hosted the One To One concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Among the music greats appearing were Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack.

1969 The 3-day Texas International Pop Festival opens at the Dallas International Motor Speedway. Performers included Chicago Transit Authority, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and Santana.

1973 The Doors officially disband, two years after Jim Morrison’s death.

1975 After charting twice in the UK, KC And The Sunshine Band finally scored a hit record in the US when “Get Down Tonight” topped the Billboard singles chart. It made #21 in Great Britain.

1980 “Sailing” by Christopher Cross was Billboard’s top single. The record would sweep the Grammy Awards the next Spring when it won for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

1989 Billy Joel fired his manager and former brother-in-law Frank Weber after an audit revealed discrepancies. Joel later took him to court and sued for $90 million.

1990 Paul Anka, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, is naturalized as an American citizen. During the ceremony, his illegally parked car was towed away.

1993 The Late Show with David Letterman premieres on CBS, with Billy Joel as the first musical guest.

1995 Carly Simon and James Taylor performed live together for the first time since 1979 when they sang in front of 10,000 fans on Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts. Their marriage had come to an end in 1983.

2016 The 2017 edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of “The White Album” was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien’s Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the catalog number 0000001, which was kept in a vault in perfect condition by Starr for more than 35 years, sold for $790,000.


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