This Day in Music History — August 29

1958 : Michael Jackson; Born Michael Joseph Jackson on Aug. 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.

1964 : In a clear case of rock and roll being saved by the British Invasion, Billboard magazine notes that guitar sales are the highest they’ve been since the advent of Elvis Presley.

1986 : The studio in Philadelphia where American Bandstand was shot is entered into the US National Register of Historic Places.

1990 : Elton John enters rehab in Chicago to combat his bulimia and his various drug and alcohol addictions.

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