This Day in Music — August 19

1969 : Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival. Joni Mitchell also appears and performs her song about the festival, conveniently called Woodstock

1973 : They aren’t quite the Sony and Cher power couple, but Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge get married. They divorce in 1980.

1980 : A riot breaks out in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancels a concert due to illness.

1988 : Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog is named the most played song in the first hundred years of the jukebox’s existence.

1989 : Lou Reed breaks his ankle after a soundcheck in Cleveland, and is forced to cancel the remainder of his tour.


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