On September 08, 1968.

On September 08, 1968, The Beatles performed “Hey Jude” on the BBC TV show “Frost On Sunday” .This song was the first single from The Beatles record label “Apple Records”. It spent nine weeks as no.1 on the US charts becoming the longest run at the top for The Beatles. “Hey Jude” was over seven minutes long, at the time the longest single ever to be no.1 on the UK charts.

On August 17, 1991.


On August 17, 1991, Nirvana shot the video clip for the song “Smells like teen spirit”. The shooting that included Nirvana fans as audience took place at GMT Studios in Culver City, California. The cost of the video production was less than $50,000 and the video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. In year 2000, the Guinness World Records named “Smells like teen spirit” the “Most Played Video” on MTV Europe.

On August 15, 1969.



On August 15, 1969, Woodstock Festival started on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. The three day festival was attended by more then 400,000 people. Some of the festival performers were Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie and Joe Cocker.

On August 14, 1988.

Roy Buchanan

On August 14, 1988, Roy Buchanan died aged 48. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, bass), known as a the pioneer of “Telecaster” sound. Magazine “Guitar Player” praised him as one of the “50 Greatest tones of all time”. Jeff Beck dedicated the song “Cause we’ve ended as lovers” to Buchanan in 1975 on his “Blow by Blow” album.

On August 13, 2009.

Les Paul

On August 13, 2009, guitarist Les Paul died at the age of 94.Les Paul has developed one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which was released for commercial sale in 1952 and had serious impact to the birth of Rock’n’ Roll. Les Paul has also developed few other important recording innovations such as multi-track recording and overdubbing.