May 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 29

1959 : Herndon Stadium in Atlanta holds one of the first outdoor rock concerts, featuring Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed and B.B. King. Nine thousand people attend.

1962 : Henry Mancini’s "Moon River" wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, and Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1973 : The Byrds break up when founding member Roger McGuinn performs his first solo concert at New York's Academy of Music. Use of "The Byrds" name gets sticky in ensuing years, and in 1989 McGuinn plays some shows with original members Chris Hillman and David Crosby to stake their legal claim to the name.

1972 : The Osmonds' LP "Phase III" is certified gold.

1975 : The Osmonds' appearance at Wembley Pool in London sets off a riot amongst fans.

1977 : Elvis Presley leaves his show in Baltimore, Maryland, for a full half-hour, angering and bewildering fans.

1983 : Kiss play their last concert in their famous makeup; at least until 1996 when they reform with all original members and painted faces once again.

1988 : Bob Dylan duets with Band drummer Levon Helm on the group's "The Weight" at a Helm show in New York. The duo also perform Chuck Berry's "Nadine".

1999 : Photographers taking shots of old cars wrecked at the bottom of Malibu's Decker Canyon discover the body of Iron Butterfly bassist Philip Kramer, who had gone missing on February 12, 1995. His death is ruled a suicide.

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