May 5 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 5

1968 : Buffalo Springfield play their last concert, a show in Long Beach, California. They would get back together in 2010 and tour in 2011.

1972 : Paul Simon, Chicago and Carole King all perform at a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

1984 : Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders marries Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. The couple divorces in 1990.

1986 : Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun announces that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be built in Cleveland, Ohio.

1999 : At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade.

2008 : To thank fans for years of support, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails posts their album "The Slip" for free on their Web site.

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