Music History for

August 29


1922 - The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded for the first time.

1946 - Ella Fitzgerald and The Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight."

1958 - Alan Freed's "Big Beat Show" opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, NY.

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.
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1964 - Roy Orbison's single "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released. The song was Orbison's second #1 hit in the U.S and his third in the U.K.

1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.
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1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1984 - Prince's 12" single "Let's Go Crazy"/"Erotic City" was released in the U.S.

1986 - The former "American Bandstand" studio was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The studio is in Philadelphia, PA.
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1990 - Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago, IL, for bulimia, drinking and drugs.

1995 - While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf's "I'd Lie for You," a pilot and cameraman were killed in a helicopter crash in the Sequoia National Forest about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.

1996 - Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic "Soul Man," sent a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole requesting Dole to stop using his song, which his supporters had changed to "I'm A Dole Man."