Tag: Emmylou Harris

19-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 19th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Here’s a concert clip from R.E.M. from early 1981: Also on this day in 1980: For the […]

04-Jul

This Day In Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, in Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S. The concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous […]

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