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This Day in Music History: August 15th
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2001: Dave Matthews become a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth to twins Stella and Grace in Seattle.


1999: David Crosby, Rick Danko and others headline a 30th anniversary Woodstock concert at the festival's original site, Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York.


1979: Led Zeppelin releases In Through the Out Door.


1970: Led Zeppelin kick off their sixth US tour at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.


1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. The crowd exceeds 400-thousand, many without tickets. The first day's lineup includes Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, John Sebastian, Country Joe and The Incredible String Band.


1968: The Beatles record "Rocky Raccoon."


1965: The Beatles kick off a US tour before 55-thousand-600 fans at New York's Shea Stadium with "Twist and Shout." The massive crowd (and ticket sales in excess of 300-thousand dollars) make this the biggest rock concert to date. The opening acts are Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Band, Sounds Incorporated and Cannibal & the Headhunters. After the show, Bob Dylan visits The Beatles at the Warwick Hotel. He returns the next day. The Ronettes, The Supremes, The Exciters and Del Shannon also stop by, as do several local DJs to conduct interviews.

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