Why August 16th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
August 16, 2023
It’s August 16th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1974, for the first time ever, The Ramones played at New York’s famed CBGB.
In 1977, Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, died at the age of 42.
In 1983, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher in his duplex overlooking New York’s Central Park. They had been together for five years but would separate after a year of marriage and get divorced in ‘85.
In 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.
And that’s what happened today in rock history!
(H/T This Day in Music)