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This Week in Rock History
jcy46@cornell.edu
| August 28, 2012
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This week (8/26-9/2) in rock history, from 1960 to the present.

August 28th, 1960 - Barry White leaves prison after stealing 300 car tires.

August 31st, 1963 - The Angels become the first white girl group to have a US number one hit.

August 29th, 1966 - The Beatles play their last paid public concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

August 26th, 1967 - Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze is released. While considered a classic, it only ever hit number 65 on the Billboard charts.

August 28th, 1968 - The Doors are awarded a Gold record for "Hello, I Love You", which hit number 1 in the US and number 15 in the UK.

August 30th, 1968 - John and Yoko Lennon host the One on One charity concert in Madison Square Garden, which raised over $250,000 for mentally handicapped children.

August 31st, 1973 - Paul McCartney receives a Gold record for "Live and Let Die"

August 29th, 1977 - Three people are arrested for trying to steal Elvis Presley's body from Memphis. It was subsequently moved to Graceland.

August 28th, 1986 - Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Neil Young perform in a concert at Long Beach, California. Almost all of The Eagles came, except Glenn Frey, who was in the hospital at the time.

August 27th, 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughn was killed in a helicopter crash in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin.

August 30th, 1993 - The Late Show with David Letterman first airs, with Billy Joel being his first musical guest.

August 26th, 2003 - Rolling Stones Magazines names Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in rock history.

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