Saturday August 29th
1943 – Born on this day, Dick Halligan Keyboards, flute, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears,
1945 – Born on this day, Chris Copping, Procol Harum,
1959 – The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool.
1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Singer Bowl Music Festival in Flushing Meadow Park.
1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Abracadabra,” Steve Miller Band.
2001 – Graeme “Shirley” Strachan, singer of ’70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.
2003 – Radiohead’s Thom Yorke joins R.E.M. onstage in Vancouver to perform “E-Bow the Letter” and “‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.”
2003 – Appearaning on New York radio station Q104.3, Mets catcher Mike Piazza plays “IRS,” a new Guns N’ Roses tune from their longawaited Chinese Democracy. The band’s management immediately demand the track be retrieved.
2003 – Songs from Kill ‘Em All and “The Thing That Should Not Be” get a rare live outing as Metallica play a fan club only show at New York’s tiny Bowery Ballroom.
2005 – 77-year-old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award.
2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart.