August 6 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
August 6

1970 : On the 25th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, a Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium (NYC) features Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf and Johnny Winter.

1973 : A devastating car accident drops Stevie Wonder down to two senses, as he temporarily loses smell and taste after the vehicle he's riding in runs into the back of a logging truck, and a log hits him in the face. He was in a coma for four days, but made a strong recovery and returned to the studio in a few weeks.

1989 : With their song "F--k tha Police" causing an uproar, Detroit police stop N.W.A's performance before they can perform the song, and escort them back to their hotel. No charges are filed, and officers tell the rappers that they just "wanted to show the kids that you can't say 'F--k the police' in Detroit".

1997 : In a Spinal Tap moment, U2's giant lemon they are supposed to emerge from onstage doesn't open at a show in Oslo.

2008 : Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West take over the Windy City as yet another Lollapalooza weekend sweeps into Chicago.

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