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8/26: On this day, 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi
Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page,
Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder also made the top
8/27: On this day, 1991, Pearl Jam released their debut album Ten. The group’s most commercially successful album, which has sold over 13 million copies, produced three hit singles: Alive, Even Flow, and Jeremy.
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8/28: On this day, 1993, Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.' Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted
worst album cover of the year.
8/29: Born on this day, 1958, Michael Jackson, singer, songwriter, The Jackson Five, The Jacksons, and solo. Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time
by Guinness World Records. The music videos for 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', and
'Thriller', are credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the
medium into an art form and promotional tool. His 1982 album Thriller is the
best-selling album of all time. Jackson died on 25th June 2009 at the age of 50,
after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. Prior to his death,
Jackson had been scheduled to perform 50 sold-out concerts to over one million
people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6,
8/30:On this day, 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono played Madison Square Gardens to raise money for the One to One charity. Stevie Wonder, Sha Na Na and Roberta Flack also appeared at the event. Lennon personally bought $60,000 worth of tickets which were given to volunteer fund-raisers. Several of the performances were later included on Lennon's, Live in New York City album.