Waky Week in Music History
For: Friday, August 28, 2015
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On This Day:
Bob Dylan; Joan Baez, and Peter; Paul, and Mary were among those performing at Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington in the nation's capital.
The Beatles made the cover of "Life" magazine.
The Doors' single "Hello, I Love You" was certified Gold.
Paul and Linda McCartney had a daughter, Mary.
Rod Stewart's song "Maggie May" entered the Top 40 chart.
David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time.
The Rolling Stones recorded the song "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" in a studio in Munich, Germany.
Thin Lizzy played its last gig in Reading, England.
Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young headlined a benefit concert designed to raise money to lobby for a law to target polluters.
New releases included Motley Crue's album "Dr. Feelgood" and Jethro Tull's video "This Is The First 20 Years."
Santana's 1970 hit "Oye Como Va" was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame, an honor recognizing songs and albums at least 25 years old that demonstrate excellence in the field of Latin music.
An ornate toilet bowl from one of John Lennon's English homes went for just under 15-thousand-dollars at the 33rd Annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool, England. The toilet was just one of more than 300 lots of Beatles memorabilia that went up for bid at the event.
Paul Simon was honored as one of Sweden's Polar Music Prize recipients with an event in Stockholm.
New releases included the DVD "The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again," documenting the group's 50th anniversary tour, and the film adaptation of The Who's "Quadrophenia."
Surviving Peter, Paul, and Mary members Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey were among the performers at the 50th anniversary celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March On Washington. They sang Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," just as they did with Mary Travers at the historic 1963 event. Mary passed away in 2009.