This Day in Music History — October 6

1927 : The Jazz Singer , a musical starring Al Jolson and the first talking picture, is released.

1990 : Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Ice T, The Cramps, Joan Baez and Public Enemy are among the artists to perform at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California, as part of A Gathering of Tribes, which is organised by The Cult’s Ian Astbury. This festival is the reported inspiration behind Lollapalooza, which launches a year later, in 1991.

1991 : Michael Jackson gives Elizabeth Taylor away to Larry Fortensky during her eighth wedding, held at Jackson’s 2,700-acre Neverland estate near Los Angeles.

2002 : Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones donates 100,000 pounds to the school he once attended in Dartford, England, for musical instruments and a band director. The resultant musical center is named after the singer.

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