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Aug 30 1919
Ellen Muriel Deason is born in Nashville, Tennessee. She will find success in the 1950s as country vocalist Kitty Wells. (1919)

Aug 30 1957
Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle play at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City. (1957)

Aug 30 1958
Cliff Richard and The Drifters are in the middle of a brief summer residency at the Rock?n?Roll Ballroom, Butlins, Clacton, UK. (1958)

Aug 30 1965
Bob Dylan releases the album Highway 61 Revisited, in the USA on Columbia Records. (1965)

Aug 30 1969
The Isle Of Wight Festival begins. Bob Dylan and The Band are rehearsing at Forelands Farm, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Over the next three days there will be appearances by Bob Dylan, The Who, The Band, The Nice, Richie Havens, The Moody Blues, Free, Joe Cocker, Fat Mattress, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Family, The Pretty Things, Marsha White, Battered Ornaments, Aynsley Dunbar, Blodwyn Pig, King Crimson and the Edgar Broughton Band. (1969)

Aug 30 1969
The three-day long Texas International Festival gets underway at Dallas Speedway, Lewisville, attracting 120,000 punters to boogie with Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Sly & The Family Stone, Sweetwater, Chicago Transit Authority, James Cotton Blues Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Space Opera and Ten Years After. The event is kicked off by Grand Funk Railroad. (1969)

Aug 30 1972
A busy day in New York City. The big event of the day is at Madison Square Garden, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono play at the One On One Benefit for Willowbank Hospital, supported by Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Sha Na Na and Elephant?s Memory. One the same day, however, The Kinks play in Central Park and Fleetwood Mac play in Gaelic Park. At club level, Jackson Browne and David Blue play the first of six nights at the Bitter End, while Bruce Springsteen plays at Max?s Kansas City.

Aug 30 1988
Papa Dee Allen, drummer for 70s funky-rock band War dies of an aneurysm while playing at the Talk Of The Town, Vallejo, California. (1988)

Aug 30 1990
Prince begins the Japanese leg of his Nude tour with the first of two nights at The Tokyo Dome. (1990)

Aug 30 1991
The Pogues play their last show with vocalist Shane MacGowan in Yokohama, Japan. (1991)

Aug 30 1992
When Nirvana play at Reading Festival, Reading, UK, Kurt Cobain provides the highlight of the day when he takes to the stage in a wheelchair, wearing a white dress and a ladies wig. (1992)

Aug 30 1994
Oasis release their debut album, Definitely Maybe, on Creation Records in the UK. (1994)

Aug 30 1998
It is reported that UK pop star Louise Nurding, formerly of Eternal, has turned down an offer to join the Spice Girls. (1998)

Aug 30 2009
The album I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyonce reaches No1 in the UK R'n'B Albums chart for the sixth time. (2009)

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