Thursday August 20th
1948 – Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is born in West Bromwich,
1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1969 – The Beatles convene in the studio together for the last time as they wrap up recording “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
1969 – Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention following a short tour in Canada.
1970 – William Frederick “Fred” Durst is born
1973 – The Rolling Stones release their single “Angie.” The ballad becomes one of their biggest singles, going to No. 1.
1981 – At Los Angeles’ Sport Arena, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play a benefit for Vietnam veterans.
1988 – Performing at the Donington rock festival in England, Guns N’
Roses frontman Axl Rose tells the audience to “try not to kill
yourselves.” Tragically, two people die in a crowd surge while the band
1990 – Aerosmith appeared at the Marquee Club London. Led
Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam.
1991 – Nirvana and Sonic Youth kicked off a joint European tour at Sir Henry’s Pub, Cork, Ireland.
2000 – Bon Jovi brings down the curtain on the 28-year career of
London’s Wembley Stadium as a live music venue. The show is the group’s
fifth at the 80,000-seat venue.
2001 – Foo Fighters cancel the
remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer
Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized.
2006 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour.