Stevie's 16th! -- Bruce opened for...really?!?! -- Dylan's back, but in disguise...

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8/3/1973 (44 years ago today) - ...and he played almost all the instruments on just about every track on here!: Stevie Wonder released his 16th studio album, the impossible-to-resist classic "Innervisions". Ardent fans might prefer "Talking Book" or "Songs In The Key Of Life" (look up Stevie's incredible run between 1972 and '76, on par with Prince or Sly, really), but for the more casual dip into Wonderland, we like this one the most -- It's got "Living For The City", "He's Misstra Know-It-All", "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", "All In Love Is Fair", "Too High" and (best of all) "Higher Ground". 'Nuff said!

8/3/1974 (43 years ago today) - Anne Murray headlined The Schaefer Music Festival in New York's Central Park. The opening act was Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band. There's no proof that Red Serling introduced the night as a "Twilight Zone" episode...

8/3/2002 (15 years ago today) - After an absence of 37 years, Bob Dylan finally returned to "the scene of the crime" (where he first went electric), The Newport Folk Festival (at this time, known as The Apple And Eve Newport Folk Festival, so, whatever...) -- Zimmy played for two hours, 19 songs including "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Mr. Tambourine Man", "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Positively 4th Street". Yes, hits!!! Best of all, Bob performed wearing a false beard and a wig. 'Nuff said strikes again...

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