The Rock History Report for August 12th

1966 – At a Chicago news conference, John Lennon apologized for his “Beatles are more popular than Jesus” comment.

1967 – Fleetwood Mac made their live debut in the U.K. at the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival.

1970 – A memorial concert for Woody Guthrie was held at the Hollywood Bowl.

1993 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers replaced guitarist Arik Marshall with Jesse Tobias, who in turn was replaced by Dave Navarro three months later.

1994 – Woodstock ’94 kicked off in Saugerties, NY, 25 years after the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

1997 – MTV aired Fleetwood Mac’s reunion concert. The special was culled from two shows at a Warner Brothers soundstage recorded a few months earlier.

1998 – Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pled guilty to felony heroin possession, earning him a three month sentence in a drug treatment facility.

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