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Today In Rock: August 30

1935

John Phillips was born.

1969

The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" is certified gold by the RIAA.

1970

Hendrix performs at the Isle of Wight Festival in England.

1971

"Sweet and Innocent" by Donny Osmond, is certified gold.

1971

Lemmy joins Hawkwind on bass.

1972

John Lennon performs at Madison Square Garden. It will be his last concert as a headliner. The show will posthumously be released in 1986 as Live in New York City.

1978

Brian Eno produces Devo's album 'Are We Not Men?'

1980

Gary Numan hits #6 in UK with "I Die, You Die".

1984

David Lee Roth hits #16 with "Yankee Rose".

1995

Sterling Morrison, the former guitarist with the Velvet Underground, dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

1997

'Be Here Now' by Oasis reaches #1.