Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for August 30th
8/30/1969 (50 years ago today) - It's Day One of The Texas Pop Festival held at the newly opened Dallas International Motor Speedway in Lewisville, Texas, just two weeks after Woodstock -- More than 120,000 fans attend over the Labor Day Weekend, and boy, is it ever a state-of-the-'60's classic roster: On this first day you saw Canned Heat, Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad, James Cotton, Janis Joplin, B.B. King and Sam & Dave; Day Two featured Led Zeppelin (notably billed as "The Led Zeppelin"), jazz flute legend Herbie Mann, Delaney & Bonnie, The Incredible String Band and Santana; Day Three headliners were Johnny Winter, Sly & The Family Stone, Nazz (led by Todd Rundgren), Spirit, and Ten Years After. Reeks of sheer awesomeness!
8/30/1975 (44 years ago today) - KC and the Sunshine Band score the first of their five No. 1 singles(!!!) with "Get Down Tonight" -- Okay, perspective here: while the biggest selling singles of the year included such nightmare-inducing dreck like The Captain and Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together", Morris Albert's "Feelings" and the much-dreaded "Una Paloma Blanca" (less said, the better), over on the album side of things, 1975 looked way, way, way different thanks to "Blood On The Tracks", "Wish You Were Here","Physical Graffiti", "Toys In The Attic", "Born To Run" and "A Night At The Opera". End scene.
8/30/2013 (6 years ago today) - ...and all it was, was cheeky quips, kaleidoscopic imagery, short "stories", poems and drawings, yet still...: A signed copy of John Lennon's all-too-whimsical 1964 book "In His Own Write" sold for more than $5,600 after a flurry of hundreds of bids on eBay. Pretty cool, actually.
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