This Day in Music History: August 26th
1995: Ozzy Osbourne kicked off his Retirement Sucks tour in Monterey, Mexico which was Osbourne’s first tour of Latin & South America & Osbourne’s first tour in three years.
1991: Kiss drummer Peter Criss filed a libel lawsuit in Los Angeles against The Star for publishing a story which claimed he was a homeless alcoholic living on the streets of Santa Monica. They would reach an out of court settlement in April of 1993.
1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble performed their last show at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI. During their encore, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy & Jimmy Vaughan joined them onstage for a jam.
1980: Cheap Trick announced the departure of bassist Tom Petersson, citing personal & musical differences as the reasons for his departure. He rejoined Cheap Trick in 1988.
1979: At the Reading Festival in England, Phil Collins joined his former Genesis bandmate Peter Gabriel onstage for a rendition of “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”.
1978: The first Canada Jam took place at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, ON before a crowd of 80,000. The acts on the bill included The Doobie Brothers, Kansas, Dave Mason, The Commodores and Village People.
1978: The World Series of Rock took place at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium with Fleetwood Mac headlining. Other acts on the bill included Todd Rundgren, The Cars and Eddie Money.
1970: The Isle of Wight Festival kicked off in England. Acts who appeared included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Chicago & Free.
1970: After an all-night jam session, Duane Allman asked Eric Clapton if he would attend the recording sessions for his new group Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton agreed to it, only on the condition that Allman also played on the sessions.