Monday, August 6, 2012

On This Day: Aug 6

1948: Allan Holdsworth (of Soft Machine, UK, Bruford, and solo fame) born.

1970: The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

1977: ELP's Fanfare for the Common Man hits No. 5 in the UK Top 50 singles.

1982: Pink Floyd's The Wall, starring bob Geldof, opens in New York.

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