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Today in Rock: August 30

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Sterling Morrison
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1950 and 1995.

On this day in 1950 Micky Moody, future guitarist for Whitesnake, is born in Middlesbrough, England.

On this day in 1961 The Beatles play a gig at night at the Cavern Club.

On this day in 1965 The Beatles play the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., California. The gig is recorded live (and seven songs are later included in The Beatles' The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl LP.)

On this day in 1968 The UK single release “Hey Jude” backed with ”Revolution” becomes the first Apple product to ever grace a record rack.

On this day in 1969 The Birmingham band Earth changes its name: Ozzy Osbourne announces onstage that the band's new name is Black Sabbath. The group had performed "N.I.B.," "The Wizard," "Black Sabbath" and "Warning." Also on this day the two day Isle of Wight Festival begins. Performers include Bob Dylan, the Moody Blues and The Who.

On this day in 1976 The Notting Hill riots take place in England as black kids clash with police. Members of The Clash are present, and the event inspires them to write "White Riot" as a call for white people to protest with the same furor.

On this day in 1980 Barclay James Harvest perform "A Concert For The People" next to the Berlin Wall to an audience of approximately 250,000.

On this day in 1981 The Rolling Stones release the platter Tattoo You

On this day in 1982 in Santa Barbara, California, Ringo Starr is mixing the songs “I Keep Forgettin’” and “Be My Baby” for his album Old Wave.

On this day in 1992 Nirvana headlines the Reading festival in England.

On this day in 1995 Sterling Morrison, guitarist for The Velvet Underground, dies at the age of 53.