Let’s get it started on this day in 1962. The Isley Brothers released “Twist and Shout,” which hit #17 on the charts, The Beatles version got all the way to #2.

On this day in 1967, The Monterey Pop Festival opened. Nearly 50,000 attendees paid to see  Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding, the Mamas & the Papas, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, and many other bands. The groups all played for free, so the proceeds could go to charity.

Let’s jump to 1980, when the film “The Blues Brothers,” had its world premiere in Chicago.

 Roxette hit #1 on this day in 1990 with “It Must Have Been Love.” The song, taken from the film “Pretty Woman,” became the duo’s third U.S. #1

We head out to California on this day in 1996. An estimated 100,000 people attended the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on this day in 1996. Performances included, the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. It was the largest U.S. benefit concert since Live Aid.

And finally, it was on this day in 1999, that Phil Collins received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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