Jan 30 in Music History: The Beatles perform their rooftop concert, The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat

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Velvet Underground White Light White Heat

 

1961 – The Shirelles become the first girl group to top the US charts when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reaches #1.

1968 – The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat.

 

1969 – The Beatles stage their famous lunchtime rooftop concert at Apple Records in London. It is their last public performance. They play “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “The One After 909,” and “Dig A Pony.” John Lennon ends the performance by saying, “Thank you, on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.”

 

1973 – Kiss make their live debut after changing their name from Wicked Lester. They play two sets to about 10 people at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York. They do wear makeup onstage, but not the look they become known for.

1988 – Robbie Robertson of The Band appears on Saturday Night Live. It’s his first live TV appearance in 12 years./div>

 

 Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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