Contact Us
Make My Homepage

This Day In Music History

The Beatles - Photo by Keystone Features

September 2nd

1964The Beatles play a show at The Convention Hall in Philadelphia. There were race-riots days prior to the concert in Philly and The Beatles, who were strong civil rights supporters, are shocked to see that their audience of 13,000 is completely white.

1972 Brownsville Station, Canned Heat, The Eagles, and Foghat are just a few of the acts set to play over the next three days at the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival.  It was held on Bull Island near Griffin, Indiana and over 200,000 fans attended.  Promoters had only planned for 50,000 and many bands withdrew from playing as the event slowly transitioned into anarchy. In the end, three people had drowned in the Wabash River and the stage was burned down on the last day by the remaining few fans.

1984U2 played the second of two nights at the Logan Cambell Centre in New Zealand as part of their Unforgettable Fire tour. It was on this tour were they would start to use programmed sequencers during their live sets. It allowed them to translate the complex layered atmospheric textures of the new studio-recorded tracks to live performance. They were at first a bit reluctant to use the new technology, but it stuck and they have used it ever since.

1995Michael Jackson instantly hits No.1 on the singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly, ‘You Are Not Alone’. It holds a record as being the first song to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

More Music History…

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.