Why August 9th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
August 9, 2019
It’s August 9th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1986, Queen gave what would be their last ever live performance when they appeared at Knebworth Park in England. The last two songs they played for the 120-thousand fans in attendance were “We Are the Champions” and “God Save the Queen.”
In 1996, The Ramones split up.
And in 1994, during an Oasis gig in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, guitarist Noel Gallagher was hit in the face by a man who jumped on stage. The band refused to keep playing, angering the crowd, so when the band’s bus was leaving, a mob of over 300 people attacked the vehicle.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)