August 20 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
August 20

1969 : Andy Williams' LP "Happy Heart" is certified gold.

1969 : Frank Zappa shuts down his Mothers of Invention - he will resurrect the band a few months later.

1987 : Alabama dedicates a section of its Interstate 65 highway as the Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway, a reference to one of his best-known songs. The fifty-mile stretch begins near his hometown of Georgiana and runs north to Montgomery, where he is buried.

1987 : Lindsey Buckingham, who had helped turn Fleetwood Mac into one of the biggest-selling groups of the Seventies, leaves the group after refusing to tour behind its latest album, Tango In The Night.

1988 : At the Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, two fans are killed during a set by Guns N' Roses, whose frontman Axl Rose had implored the crowd, "Don't f--kin' kill each other". With the ground wet and a record crowd of 107,000 at the festival, the surge of bodies during the set caused the two fans to be trampled or crushed to death.

2005 : On what would have been Phil Lynott's 56th birthday, a concert is held in Dublin featuring Thin Lizzy members Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Eric Bell, the original lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy, and Gary Moore share the lead on the classic "Whiskey In The Jar".

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