This Day in Music History — August 15

1965 : The Beatles play Shea Stadium in New York – home of The Mets. It’s the first time a rock band headlines at a stadium, and is probably The Beatles most famous concert. With Beatlemania in full force, the screaming girls drowned out the band in a less-than-intimate, but very memorable performance.

1991 : Nirvana plays a concert at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, where they invite fans to attend the shoot for their first video, Smells Like Teen Spirit, which they are filming two days later. Response is overwhelming, and hundreds of fans have to be turned away.

1995 : Spanish Latin-pop duo Los del Rio release the single “Macarena” in the US. The song inspires a dance craze and huge cult following, staying at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks in 1996. The Bayside Boys remix of the single alone went 4x Platinum in the US. VH1 would later call it the “Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time” in 2002, although Los del Rio had more substantial success in Spain and internationally.

2000 : David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman, become the proud parents to their first child, Alexandria Zahra Jones. “The couple are overjoyed,” said a spokesman for Bowie. “David assisted in the delivery and he cut the umbilical cord.”

2007 : The Osmonds reunite for the first time in over two decades to perform their 50th anniversary concert for PBS.

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