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For: Friday, August 28, 2015 

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On This Day: 

In 1963 
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. 

In 1964 
The Beatles made the cover of "Life" magazine. 

In 1968 
The Doors' single "Hello, I Love You" was certified Gold. 

In 1969 
Paul and Linda McCartney had a daughter, Mary. 

In 1971 
Rod Stewart's song "Maggie May" entered the Top 40 chart. 

In 1972 
David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time. 

In 1974 
The Rolling Stones recorded the song "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" in a studio in Munich, Germany. 

In 1983 
Thin Lizzy played its last gig in Reading, England. 

In 1986 
Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young headlined a benefit concert designed to raise money to lobby for a law to target polluters. 

In 1989 
New releases included Motley Crue's album "Dr. Feelgood" and Jethro Tull's video "This Is The First 20 Years." 

In 2001 

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. 

In 2010 
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. 

In 2012 
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." 

In 2013 
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.