1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Hollywood, CA
1941 – “Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams” was recorded by Ben Bernie.
1958 – Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago were married in a private ceremony in Lubbock, TX.
1965 – The Beatles set a record for having the largest single crowd at a concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Attendance was 56,000.
1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair began in Bethel, NY.
1979 – Led Zeppelin’s album “In Through the Out Door” was released.
1975 – Peter Gabriel officially announced that he was leaving the group Genesis.
1987 – On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.
1991 – Paul Simon played a free concert at New York’s Central Park in front of an estimated 750,000 people.
1997 – Tony Nicole Tony Records filed suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss’ contract with the label. The suit maintained that Simmons and Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.
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