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Old 08-24-2004, 05:44 PM   #157
Steve M.
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On this date in music history, August 24:

1968 - Family played their first Hyde Park concert in London. (They would open for the Rolling Stones at their Hyde park gig a year later.)

1972 - Neil Diamond performed at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and recorded his show for a live album. Because the concert was on an August evening, and because Diamond's song "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" (which he performed at this concert) began with the line "Hot August night. . .", the album was called. . . Hot August Night.

Critics - even those who don't like Neil Diamond much (i.e., most of them) - agree that Hot August Night is one of the better live albums of the early seventies.
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