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This Day in Music History: August 20th

2005: At Iron Maiden’s final appearance on Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA, eggs were thrown at them, their sound was cut off & a stage invader ran onstage with an American flag all of which was orchestrated by Sharon Osbourne.

2000: Bon Jovi performed the final concert at the old Wembley Stadium in London. It was their fifth concert at the stadium & they were scheduled to be the first band to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in 2006, but delays in construction of the new stadium led their concerts to be moved.

1990: During an Aerosmith concert at London’s Marquee Club, Jimmy Page joined them onstage for a rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”.

1988: During Guns N’ Roses’ set at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington, U.K., two fans died in a crowd surge while the group performed. Other acts on the bill included Iron Maiden, Kiss & David Lee Roth.

1983: Stevie Nicks peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Stand Back” which was her third top ten single as a solo artist.

1981: Bruce Springsteen’s concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena was a benefit performance for the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation and Mental Health Association.

1973: The Rolling Stones released “Angie” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart shortly after its release.

1969: Frank Zappa disbanded The Mothers of Invention and his reason is he’s “tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons”. They would re-form the following May.

1969: The Beatles finished recording “I Want You (She’s so Heavy)” at Abbey Road studios and worked on the running order for the album Abbey Road. This was the last time all of The Beatles were together in a recording studio.

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