This Day in Music History — August 6

1928 : Andy Warhol, who made his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones lips logo, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1960 : Chubby Checker performs The Twist for the first time on TV when he performs on American Bandstand. The song will go to #1 and start a huge dance craze.

1970 : On the 25th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, a Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium (NYC) features Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf and Johnny Winter.

1973 : A devastating car accident drops Stevie Wonder down to two senses, as he temporarily loses smell and taste after the vehicle he’s riding in runs into the back of a logging truck, and a log hits him in the face. He is in a coma for four days, but makes a strong recovery and returns to the studio in a few weeks.

1988 : Yo! MTV Raps premieres on MTV, with Run-DMC hosting the pilot episode.

2008 : Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West take over the Windy City as yet another Lollapalooza weekend sweeps into Chicago.

 

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