Music History for

August 30

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1922 - The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded the song "Tiger Rag."

1965 - Bob Dylan's album "Highway 61 Revisited" was released.

1968 - The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.K. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution."
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1968 - The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album was released in the U.S.

1969 - The 3-day Texas International Pop Festival opened at the Dallas International Motor Speedway. The three day event included 23 acts.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix performed at the Isle of Wight Pop Festival in England.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1980 - Cher made an unannounced appearance as vocalist with Black Rose at a concert in New York's Central Park.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.
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1989 - Izzy Stradlin (Guns 'N' Roses) was arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight.

1991 - Dottie West was critically injured in a car accident while en route to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. She died five days later.

1991 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) married Gertie Filip in Las Vegas, NV. The marriage took place onstage during a Jan & Dean performance.

1993 - Billy Joel became the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman" when the show debuted.

1994 - Usher's self-titled debut studio album was released.

1994 - Oasis' first studio album, entitled "Definitely Maybe," was released.

1995 - James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunited for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

1998 - Roberto Augusto Miranda Soares was shot four times when he refused to give up the keys to his Mercedes to robbers. Soares was the president of Sony Music/Brazil.

1998 - Marilyn Manson changed his appearance from blackened-eyes for lighter makeup and 70's outfits including platform shoes. The sound of his album "Mechanical Animals" was a radical change from the 1996 album "Antichrist Superstar."

2002 - Bjork's west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment was stolen.
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