August 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
August 29

1958 : The first of Alan Freed's Big Beat revues is held at Brooklyn, New York's Fox Theatre, featuring Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and his Comets, Frankie Avalon, The Elegants, Bobby Freeman and Jimmy Clanton.

1966 : The Beatles play their last real concert, wrapping up their tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Their last song is "Long Tall Sally".

1986 : The studio in Philadelphia where American Bandstand was shot is entered into the US National Register of Historic Places.

1990 : Elton John enters rehab in Chicago to combat his bulimia and his various drug and alcohol addictions.

1994 : During the Meat Puppets set opening for Stone Temple Pilots at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the famous DJ Howard Stern joins them on stage to jam on "Lake of Fire".

1995 : The US Internal Revenue Service places a lien on Aretha Franklin's home for $600,000 in back taxes.

2004 : Jet take home the award for Best Rock Video for "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" at the MTV Video Music Awards. The band also performs the hit song live during a strangely un-hosted awards ceremony at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

2005 : Fats Domino, aged 77, is rescued from his Ninth Ward home in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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