On September 6, 1990, Tom Fogerty died aged 49. He was songwriter and musician (vocals, guitar), worked with the Blue Velvets, The Golliwogs, but best known as founding member, vocalist and guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
On September 01, 1979, U2 released their first record “Three” also known as “U2-3”. The three-song EP recorded was produced by the band with Chas de Whalley and was available in Ireland when released. Only 1000 copies were pressed in both 7” and 12” format.
EP track list:
- Out of control
- Stories for boys
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, 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 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, 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.