This Day in Music History
1969 : The first day of the two day Isle of Wight Festival. Performers include Bob Dylan, the Moody Blues and The Who. This was the second festival.
1969 : The Birmingham band Earth changes its name: Ozzy Osbourne announces onstage that the band's new name is Black Sabbath. The band had played "N.I.B.", "The Wizard", "Black Sabbath" and "Warning".
1976 : The Notting Hill riots take place in England as black youth clash with police. Members of The Clash are present, and the event inspires them to write "White Riot" as a call for white people to protest with the same furor.
1980 : Barclay James Harvest perform "A Concert For The People" next to the Berlin Wall to an audience of approximately 250,000.
1989 : Never do business with family: Billy Joel fires his manager, who is also his ex-wife's brother. Joel sues him for $90 million, setting off a series of acrimonious court battles.
1992 : Nirvana headlines the Reading festival in England.
1995 : James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon perform together for a benefit concert at Martha's Vineyard.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com