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13th August

  • By jamesd
  • 13 August 2011

On this day in 1994 bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and the Red Hot Chili Peppers played the 25th anniversary of Woodstock Festival at Saugerties, New York.

If you think Glastonbury get’s messy – you’d have been in for a shock! This years festival was often referred to as ‘Mudstock’ and is best remembered for Green Day’s crazy performance, complete with a mud fight with the crowd.


Meanwhile, over in Sweden – members of Brit pop bad boys Oasis and The Verve were arrested after smashing up a hotel bar and breaking into a church to steal communion wine. Both bands had been appearing at Hulsfred Festival just weeks before Oasis debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ was launched.


In 1983, KC and the Sunshine Band were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Give It Up'. The American disco group's only UK chart topper spent three weeks at No.1


And finally… It is exactly 40 years ago since John Lennon last set foot on British soil when he caught a flight from Heathrow to New York. The former Beatles star moved to America with Yoko Ono and began his successful solo album by releasing Imagine later that year.

Obviously the rest is history – on 8 December 1980, as Lennon and Ono returned to their New York apartment, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times. Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman.