Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3

1926: Tony Bennett (Singing Legend)
1946: John York (Bass for The Byrds)
1949: B.B. Dickerson (Bass for War)
1961: Lee Rocker (Leon Drucker) (Bassist for The Stray Cats)
1964: Lucky Dube (Reggae Singer)
1963: James Hetfield (Guitar & Vocals for Metallica)
1963: Ed Roland (Vocals & Guitar for Collective Soul)
1970: Stephen Carpenter (Lead Guitar for The Deftones)
1971: Spinderella (Deirdre Roper) (DJ for Salt-n-Pepa)

1963: After nearly 300 shows over two years, the Beatles play their last headlining gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

1963: The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

1971: Paul McCartney announces the formation of Wings, his first band since the breakup of the Beatles. It features ex-Moody Blues singer Denny Laine and Paul's wife Linda.

1974: Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter leaves Steely Dan to join the Doobie Brothers.

1974: Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

1985: Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Into The Groove'. The track was taken from the movie 'Desperately Seeking Susan' which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette, but there was never a soundtrack to the movie.  The song was only available as a single until it was included on compilation albums.

1986: The News Of The World in the UK printed an exclusive interview with 16 year old model Mandy Smith, who revealed she has been having an affair with Rolling Stone Bill Wyman for the past 2 and a half years.

1993: Boston Ventures, the group to whom Berry Gordy had sold Motown in 1988 for $61 million, sells the label and its holdings to Dutch conglomerate Polygram for $325 million.

1999: Country legend Patsy Cline is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2006: Arthur Lee, singer and guitarist of the influential 1960s band Love died in Memphis at the age of 61 following a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He called himself the "first black hippie" and formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965. Best known for the critically revered 1967 album, 'Forever Changes.'

2007: Usher married Tameka Foster, six days after calling off their first ceremony. Their original ceremony was cancelled hours before it was due to take place amid reports pregnant Foster was taken to hospital for stress.

2011: Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to generate five No. 1’s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1.

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