On this day in 1965, The Beatles took the stage at Shea Stadium in New York City. It was the first time a rock band headlined a stadium concert and, with 55,600 people, it set a new record for largest attendance at a pop concert.
Speaking of record attendance. It was on this day in 1969, that The Woodstock Music and Art Fair kicked off, promising “three days of peace, love, and music.” Thousands of people showed up to see hundreds of acts. One act not there was Led Zeppelin, they were on tour in San Antonio at the time.
On this day in 1985 “Shout” by Tears for Fears was the #1 song.
Level 42 was the guest performers on “American Bandstand.” on this day in 1987.
We jump to 1991 when Paul Simon gave a free concert in Central Park. An estimated 100,000 people showed up, and a recording of the show became the album “Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park.”
On this day in 1992, Boyz II Men started a 13 week run at No.1 with “End Of The Road.” It was the group’s first US No.1. and it broke the 36-year-old record held by Elvis for the longest run at No.1
Let’s keep the records breaking. It was on this day in 2009, that U2 broke the attendance record for a Wembley Stadium concert, when more than 88,000 people attended their show.
And finally, happy birthday to Tom Johnston, lead singer of the Doobie Brothers, who is 69 today.
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