August 11 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
August 11

1958 : Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" is certified gold.

1964 : The Who, temporarily known as the High Numbers, take the stage at Harrow, England's Railway Hotel, but not before lead singer Roger Daltrey is involved in a fistfight with his father-in-law just outside.

1969 : Diana Ross holds a party for 350 at Beverly Hills' Daisy Club to announce her discovery of the singing group The Jackson 5 - even though Gladys Knight actually recommended them to Motown head Berry Gordy. That night, the group gains even more exposure by performing at the first Miss Black America pageant.

1972 : The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, declares today "Cheech and Chong Day" after the popular comedy duo, although neither was born anywhere near the city.

1976 : Keith Moon of the Who is hospitalized after having a complete mental breakdown and trashing his room at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.

1980 : Johnny Cash sings a duet of "Jackson" with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show. He deeply offends Rowlf the dog with his song "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog".

1987 : Rolling Stone magazine declares The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" the best album of the last twenty years.

1989 : Bruce Springsteen joins Ringo Starr onstage at a concert in New Jersey, where they perform Get Back, Long Tall Sally, Photograph and With A Little Help From My Friends.

1992 : The vast Mall of America opens in Bloomington, Minnesota, with Ray Charles on hand to sing his famous version of "America The Beautiful".

1999 : Kiss are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003 : Phish bass player Mike Gordon is arrested backstage at a Grateful Dead concert in Jones Beach after he was found taking photos of a 9-year-old girl. He was later cleared of the charges and the girl's parents agreed that it was an "unfortunate misunderstanding".

2011 : Go-Go's receive the 2,444th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. It is located where the legendary punk club, The Masque, used to stand. Go-Go's frequently played this club during their early years.

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