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This Week In Classic Rock History

Historic events this week from The Beatles, Kiss and Nirvana

AUGUST 26, 1968: THE BEATLES RELEASE “HEY JUDE”

The nearly 8-minute single would become their sixteenth #1 hit in the US, tying Elvis for most #1 hits at the time.

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AUGUST 26, 1977: KISS PLAY THE FIRST OF THREE SHOWS AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CA

The recordings resulted in the classic Alive II.

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AUGUST 29, 1966: THE BEATLES FINAL PAID PERFORMANCE

The Beatles performed their last paid concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

They played 11 songs in 30 minutes.

The average ticket price was $5.50.

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AUGUST 30, 1992: NIRVANA HEADLINES READING

Nirvana headlined Reading Festival in front of 50,000 fans.

The legendary performance would be widely bootlegged until its eventual release on CD/DVD 17 years later.