Back To Mobile Site

On this day: August 30

Published On: Aug 29 2012 03:42:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

OTD August 30 - The Byrds
25 / 37
Columbia Records

1968: The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album is released. The album, which was recorded with the addition of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons, proved to be influential as the first major country-rock album by an established act. Although the album reached No. 77 on the Billboard Top LPs chart, the band's shift away from psychedelic music alienated much of its pop audience.

Upload Photos / Videos