This is Music History Today for August 30. On this date:
* In 2015, Kanye West announce during his speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, that he will run for president in 2020.
* In 2016, the Go-Gos played their final concert; at least, for now.
* In 1976, the event that inspired the Clash song White Riot took place when young Black people clashed with police in the Notting Hill riots.
Born on this date:
* John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
* Swizz Beatz
* Ryan Ross of Panic at the Disco
* Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish
* Bebe Rexha
* DJ Paul Oakenfold
* Martin Jackson of Swing Out Sister
* Horace Panter of the Specials
* Rich Cronin of LFO
* Mickey Moodey of Whitesnake
* DJ John Peel.